Mississauga man charged with assaulting a police officer at a protest

Published May 17, 2021 at 8:17 pm

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A Mississauga man is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a police officer during a protest in Toronto.

Toronto police say that on Saturday, May 15, 2021, officers managed large crowds and laid charges related to two large gatherings in the city–including an anti-lockdown protest that took place at Queen’s Park.

Police say that rally included approximately 5,000 people who marched from Queen’s Park through multiple streets in the downtown area.

Police allege that two officers received minor injuries and that one was bitten during the protest.

According to police, 24-year-old Mississauga man Tarik Khaled Elzaabalawi was charged with two counts of assaulting a peace officer and mischief under $5,000. 

He appeared in court on May 16. 

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