St. Catharines woman charged with assault during protest in Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Published September 5, 2021 at 8:43 pm

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A St. Catharines woman has been charged following an assault investigation in August in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Officers investigated allegations of two separate assaults — one of which was against a minor — that occurred on August 14 during a protest.

“At approximately 2:45 p.m., an altercation ensued between a 17 year old female and a 69 year old female. A woman then attended the location to confront protesters,” said police.

“Two parties were subsequently taken into custody, however were released on scene pending further investigation.”

It was later determined that there was no evidence the 17 year old had been assaulted, but police believe a 35 year old woman approached a protester and allegedly swatted a cellphone out of her hand.

The victim was not physically injured.

On Saturday, September 4, 35 year old St. Catharines woman Elizabeth Beattie was arrested and charged with assault.

She has been released with a future court date.

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