Canada charges a 25-year-old man with assault with a weapon for throwing pebbles at Prime Minister Trudeau.
Police announced that Shane Marshall appeared in court in London, a city southwest of Toronto, Ontario, on September 12, accused of throwing pebbles at Prime Minister Justin Trudewa while he was boarding a campaign bus.
Trudeau, 49, was uninjured, but felt “several pebbles” hitting him. He stressed that throwing things and endangering others at a political campaign event was “unacceptable”. His opponents also condemned the act of throwing pebbles. Marshall will return to court on October 6.
Trudeau, whose approval ratings are falling in the polls, recently faced criticism for his handling of Covid-19. Protesters are outraged by proposed mandatory vaccinations and other anti-epidemic measures.
Another protester on September 11 was also charged with threatening Trudeau at a campaign event in Cambridge, Ontario. Trudeau, who is running for a third term as prime minister, is in a sprint with his main rival, conservative leader Erin O’Toole.
Hong Hanh (Follow AFP)