Peel Regional Police Chief: ‘There will be no tolerance for violence or criminality’

 PEEL Regional Police Chief Nishan Duraiappah on Thursday issued a statement concerning ongoing protests in the Region of Peel. 

He said: “The Peel Regional Police supports the right to peaceful assembly and lawful protest and will work with organizers to facilitate this in an organized manner considerate of community safety and the current stay-at-home orders.  

“Our service is aware of video footage that has been widely shared on social media. It captures a physical altercation and other concerning behaviour during a protest/car rally held on February 28, 2021, in Brampton. We are currently investigating those incidents.  

“There will be no tolerance for violence or criminality, and all reported incidents will be investigated, and those involved may be charged. This has been and will continue to be our service’s approach in support of the well-being and safety of our community.

“At this time, our region remains under the stay-at-home order. All gatherings, 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.

“To report a crime to the police, we remind the community to call 905-453-3311 or 911 for an emergency or life-threatening situation.”

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