Vancouver police said 100 officers were dispatched to a restaurant where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was dining Tuesday evening as the establishment was surrounded by protesters calling for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war.
Police say one man was arrested for assaulting a police officer and another for obstructing police work.
In videos posted on social media, protesters wave Palestinian flags, shout slogans and boo Mr. Trudeau outside the restaurant in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
Vancouver police Sergeant Steve Addison said on Wednesday that about 100 officers had been sent to the scene to control the protesters so the prime minister could safely leave the restaurant shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday.
A 27-year-old man from Coquitlam, British Columbia, was arrested after a police officer who was trying to disperse the crowd was punched in the face, according to Sergeant Addison. The police officer was taken to the hospital, according to Mr. Addison.
In videos released Tuesday evening, protesters see Mr. Trudeau intercepted inside a restaurant located in another neighborhood of Vancouver.
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