Toronto man arrested, charged after allegedly kicking anti-abortion protester

Man roundhouse-kicks pro-life advocate at Toronto anti-abortion protest
 Cell phone video shows the moment when a man roundhouse-kicks a pro-life advocate at an anti-abortion protest in Toronto

A man has been arrested after allegedly kicking a woman at an anti-abortion rally in Toronto, police say.

Jordan Hunt, 26, turned himself in to police Saturday.

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Police allege that a man approached a group of anti-abortion protesters on Sunday, Sept. 30 at about 2:30 p.m. in the area of Keele Street and Bloor Street West and began to scribble on their signs and clothing with a marker.

When the man was confronted by one of the protesters, he kicked her in the shoulder, knocking the phone from her hand, police said.

Video of the incident, shot by anti-abortion protester Marie-Claire Bissonnette, went viral on social media earlier this week.

Following that, he then grabbed a ribbon she was wearing and ripped it off before fleeing, police said.

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In that incident, Hunt has been charged with eight counts of assault and seven counts of mischief under $5,000.

Police have also charged Hunt following a second investigation dating back to August.

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On Thursday, Aug. 2 at about 12 p.m., police were called to to the area of Dufferin Street and Dundas Street West for reports of an assault at an anti-abortion rally.

Police allege that a man approached the group on a bicycle, tried to grab a protester’s sign and then pushed a woman into a pole before fleeing.

In that incident, Hunt has been charged with one count of assault.

He appeared in court at Old City Hall Saturday.