Man, 26, arrested in abortion protest assaults
Toronto Police say they've arrested and charged a 26-year-old man who allegedly interrupted two anti abortion protests and pushed and kicked protesters.
In the first incident which dates back to the afternoon of August 2 of this year, a group of people were demonstrating against abortions in the Dufferin and Dundas area.
That's when police say the suspect approached the protesters on his bicycle and attempted to grab one of their signs. He then pushed a woman into a pole before fleeing the scene.
The second incident took place eight weeks later on September 30, when an anti abortion protest was being held in the Keele and Bloor West area.
Police say the same man allegedly approached the group who were holding onto ink markers, and then began to scribble on their signs and clothing.
After being confronted by one of the protesters, police say he kicked her in the shoulder, knocking her phone from her hand, and then grabbed a ribbon she was wearing and ripped it off.
Jordan Hunt of Toronto faces eight counts of assault and seven counts of mischief under $5,000 in association with this incident, and a single count of assault for the earlier one.
He made a court appearance at Old City Hall on Saturday morning.