Demonstration continues in Mississauga over police shooting death of man

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- A group of people protesting the shooting death of a man in mental health crisis on the weekend continue to block an intersection in Mississauga, Ont.

Peel Regional Police say the protest that began Sunday has lasted through the night and is expected to continue throughout the day.

The protest is taking place in the Derry Rd. and Goreway Dr. area. 

Police have been asking commuters to find an alternate route.

The protest was triggered by the shooting death of 62-year-old Ejaz Choudry on Saturday.

His family alleges police used excessive force when officers stormed the home and shot Choudry, who suffered from schizophrenia.

The Special Investigations Unit, the province's police watchdog, is probing the death.

The man's family has said that responding officers were shouting at Choudry in English, a language he didn't understand.

The Canadian Press

With files from insauga.com

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