PEEL Regional Police investigators from the Criminal Investigation Bureau have arrested a man in relation to an alleged assault during a rally in the City of Brampton.
On Sunday, February 28, at approximately 4 p.m., the victim, a 40-year-old woman from Brampton, was in the area of Mississauga Road and Queen Street with her husband driving in a rally. During this time, a man stepped in front of the vehicle. The victim exited her vehicle, there was an altercation, and she was assaulted. She did not sustain any injuries.
On March 5, a 27-year-old man from Brampton was arrested and charged with assault.
Peel Regional Police said they are aware of an upcoming rally, and they support the right to peaceful and lawful assembly. However, there will be no tolerance for violence or criminality. All reported incidents will be investigated, and those involved may be charged.
“This has been and will continue to be our service’s approach to support our community’s well-being and safety,” police said.
At this time, Peel Region remains under the stay-at-home order. All gatherings, rallies, protests, and peaceful assembly must follow existing Provincial Regulations and City By-Laws. Tickets may be issued to individuals or organizers who do not comply with this order.