Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was hit by some gravel Monday while boarding a campaign bus in London, Ont.

As Trudeau went to get on the bus, which was surrounded by angry protesters, small objects could be seen thrown in his direction. A masked Trudeau looked startled before he went into the vehicle.

Trudeau later confirmed to reporters on the campaign plane that he was hit by gravel but said he is okay. He compared the incident to when pumpkin seeds were thrown at him. 

Trudeau’s campaign has been the target of protests before, one of which led the campaign to cancel a planned rally.

Trudeau, security detail hit by gravel stonesA protester threw what appeared to be a handful of gravel stones at Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau outside a campaign stop in London, Ont., on Monday, striking him and members of his security detail. 0:08

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole sent a Twitter message calling the incident “disgusting” and condemned the actions “in the strongest terms possible.”

“Political violence is never justified and our media must be free from intimidation, harassment, and violence,” O’Toole said. 

This is disgusting and I condemn these actions in the strongest terms possible. Political violence is never justified and our media must be free from intimidation, harassment, and violence. <a href=”https://t.co/xF3TaWXSvI”>https://t.co/xF3TaWXSvI</a>

&mdash;@erinotoole

 




Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the fresh news from Montrealecodaily.com

You May Also Like

Where the party leaders are on Day 3 of the federal election campaign

Here’s what you need to know about where the leaders of Canada’s political…

Trudeau promises $1B to help provinces pay for vaccine passports

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau today announced a billion-dollar fund to help provinces create…

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole reveals economic recovery plan

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole reveals details from his party’s economic recovery plan…

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul discusses the climate crisis during campaign stop

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul discusses the climate crisis in Canada during…