74-year-old charged in hijab removing incident at City Hall

The Ottawa Police Services have charged a woman with assault and harassment by threatening conduct and mischief after a demonstration at City Hall.

On May 14 at about 5:30 p.m. the victim was taking part in a legal demonstration when a person approached her and removed her hijab.

The person was also making “lewd gestures.”

Police have now identified and charged a 74-year-old who will appear in court at a later date. All charges were hate-related, police said.

According to an email sent to CityNews Ottawa, police do not always identify the charged person in hate-motivated crimes.

Officials are encouraging anyone who witnesses or experienced similar incidents to report them to police.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by contacting Crime Stoppers online or calling toll-free at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).

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