The Chronicle



MONTREAL: A 25-year-old Canadian man has been charged with assault with a weapon for allegedly throwing stones at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he was leaving a campaign event.

Shane Marshall appeared in court on Saturday in London, a city southwest of Toronto in Ontario province where the incident occurred on Monday as Trudeau was boarding his campaign bus.

Trudeau, who was unharmed, confirmed he had “felt some of that gravel” and said it was “absolutely unacceptab­le” for anyone to throw things and endanger people at a political rally. His rivals also condemned the incident.

Trudeau has repeatedly faced protesters angry at proposed mandatory Covid vaccines and other crisis measures while on the campaign trail for a September 20 poll.

The case against Marshall was adjourned.

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