Politicians usually regurgitate perfectly safe, cliched soundbites.
Then there’s Peterborough mayor, Diane Therrien.
Followers of Canadian QAnon figure, Romana Didulo, tried and miserably failed to arrest Peterborough police officers for their role in Canada’s rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.
“People have been asking me to comment on the events of the past weekend in #ptbo,” Therrien tweeted.
“I hate giving airtime/spotlight to these imbeciles. Here is my comment: f**k off, you f**kwads.”
In a release, Peterborough police said three men are facing charges in connection to the incident at the Peterborough police station Saturday afternoon.
Officers said the tumultuous scene began when about 30 protesters gathered outside the station at around 1 p.m.
At around 4 p.m. police said members of the group blocked officers arriving for their afternoon shifts and tried to storm the police station.
“The officers attempted to take a protester into custody when officers were surrounded. A protester then struck two officers,” the statement said.
Investigators said they are also looking for two suspects who allegedly threatened and assaulted a counter-protester.
“Officers learned that the victim’s sign was ripped, and he was verbally threatened in one incident and had his mask ripped off by another person while out in front of the police station,” police said.
The suspects were described by police as:
- Female with short hair
- Wearing light blue plaid blouse and sunglasses
- Approximately 65-years-old
- 50 to 60-years-old
- Black leather vest with chains hanging from the pocket, blue jeans, and a black head scarf
- White mustache and goatee
- Approximately five-foot-seven
In an update Monday, Peterborough Police Acting Chief Tim Farquharson said the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is looking into the arrest of a protester, but declined further comment.
The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of police officers that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person.