Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was pelted with rocks during a campaign stop by protesters in Canada.
Gravel was thrown at him while walking back to his bus after visiting the brewery. I’m glad he’s okay.
M. Justin Trudeau called a snap election in mid-August, in the hope that his left-of-center Liberal Party would gain a majority in government.
As a result of protests against the Covid-19 vaccine mandate as well as other restrictions, however, his campaign has suffered.
Earlier this month, the prime minister was forced to cancel an election rally after a mob of angry protesters ambushed the event and forced the cancellation.
After the incident in London, Ontario, Mr. Trudeau told reporters on his campaign plane that he may have been hit in the shoulder.
CTV National News reports that two people on a media bus were also hit by the gravel, but escaped injury.
Leader of the Conservative Party Erin O’Toole called the incident “disgusting.”
Our media must not be intimidated or harassed by political violence,” he wrote in a tweet.
In the run-up to the 20 September election, Mr. Trudeau’s plans for vaccine mandates have become a major issue.
According to an announcement made by the government earlier this month all civil servants, including those working in federally regulated industries such as rail, must be immunized by the end of October, or risk losing employment opportunities altogether.
You must be vaccinated to travel by commercial air or cruise ship, or by interprovincial train.
Covid vaccination rates in Canada are among the highest in the world.
Many Canadian prime ministers, including Trudeau, have faced security threats as a result of protests.
Although the anti-vaccine protest mobs following Mr Trudeau are more chaotic and persistent than in the past, journalists covering the Liberal campaign say.
He says he won’t back down against a “fringe element” of Canadian society that he refers to as “small.”
He also dismissed the latest incident, comparing it to an incident a few years ago in which a woman hurled pumpkin seeds at him.