Video: Pro-Palestine protests underway in Mississauga; prompts large police presence

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Published October 17, 2023 at 8:47 pm

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Screen grab -Reddit video

UPDATE (Oct. 17, 9:45 p.m.): Peel Regional Police said in a tweet that protestors have dispersed from the area and roads have been reopened. Police thanked the public for their understanding.

A protest in solidarity with Palestine is underway near Mississauga’s Celebration Square this evening (Oct. 17), prompting a large police presence in the area.

According to Peel Regional Police, the protests are taking place at the intersection of Burnhamthorpe Road West and Hurontario Street.

A video shared on Reddit by an onlooker shows hundreds of people who have taken to the streets to express their support for the Palestinian cause.

In the video, the crowd is heard chanting slogans such as “Palestine will be free” and expressing their discontent with the Canadian Prime Minister, as they voiced, “Justin Trudeau, shame on you.”

The demonstration is a reflection of the deep-seated emotions surrounding the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Police are on-site to oversee the situation, and to ensure that the protest remains peaceful.

In a statement, Peel Police emphasized their commitment to respecting the right to protest, as guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

“Our duty and responsibility remains to maintain public order and ensure the safety of everyone.”

“As such, we are asking for the cooperation of the public to engage and facilitate peaceful and lawful protests,” police said.

They are also reminding the public that if they witness a crime in progress, immediate reporting is essential, and they should contact 911.

Tensions continue between Israel and Palestine as a massive blast rocked a hospital in Gaza today, killing over 500 people.

Palestinian PROTEST. Middle of Burnhamthorpe Rd W & Duke of York Blvd intersection, Mississauga. Police on site.
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