October 12, 2017 5:24 pm

Police release images following unrest at Peterborough rally


The Peterborough Police Service Thursday released images of seven people they wish to speak with following a rally in downtown Peterborough Sept. 30.

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Hundreds gathered in Confederation Square to counter what was being billed as an “anti-immigration” rally.

At the time, the organizers of the “Solidarity Weekend” said they were hoping for a peaceful demonstration to offset what the anti-immigration rally organizers promised would be a large protest led by the Canadian Nationalist Front against the government’s immigration laws.

In fact, the CNF’s rally never took place, but in the counter-protest, tensions boiled over for about 10 minutes. Police say punches were thrown when a man wearing a Nazi T-shirt arrived in the park. Protesters also blocked a police cruiser when an arrest was made. Some of the protesters covered their faces, concealing their identities.

Police are now asking for help to identify the following people:



Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service Crime Line at (705) 876-1122 ext 555 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-TIPS or www.stopcrimehere.ca.

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