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Police arrest man who disrupted Remembrance Day ceremony in Victoria (VIDEO)


One man was arrested Friday after briefly disrupting Remembrance Day service at the provincial legislature.

On Friday, November 11, as people gathered in Victoria to honour veterans, video shows a the man walking up to the cenotaph and yelling about the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, and Israel.

Following the incident, VicPD confirmed two officers escorted the man out of the area where the ceremony was being held, he was then arrested, and then began trying to “fight with officers.”

Video from Times Colonist reporter Cindy E. Harnett shared a video of the incident on Twitter:

The video shows the man pacing in the cenotaph area while screaming before two officers escorted him out of the ceremonial area.

“He was transported to cells and faces recommended charges of assaulting a police officer and mischief,” said VicPD.

Despite the brief disruption, the ceremony continued on where thousands were able to pay their respects to Canada’s veterans.

(Remembrance Day ceremony 2022 / Kris Edwards )

(Remembrance Day ceremony 2022 / Kris Edwards )
(Remembrance Day ceremony 2022 / Kris Edwards )
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