Mississauga woman facing charges after Toronto police horse allegedly struck at demonstration


Published April 26, 2024 at 8:12 pm

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A Mississauga woman is facing five charges after it's alleged she hit a police horse with a flagpole during a March 30 protest in Toronto. TORONTO POLICE SERVICE PHOTO

A Mississauga woman is facing five charges after a police horse was allegedly struck with a flagpole during a demonstration in Toronto last month.

Toronto police said officers were handling crowd management at a demonstration in the Gerrard St. E. and Parliament St. area on Saturday, March 30 when the incident took place.

“During the demonstration, a woman intentionally used a flagpole to strike a Toronto Police Service horse and then fled the area,” allege police. “The horse did not sustain any injuries.”

Maryam Alnazer, 61, of Mississauga, was arrested and charged with obstructing a peace officer, assaulting a peace officer, two counts of assault with a weapon and weapons dangerous.

Toronto police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 416-808-3500 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477 or at www.222tips.com.

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