Two charged with assault after Palestine House protest turned violent

Two people have been charged with assault after this month’s violent protests outside Palestine House in Mississauga, Ont., both allegedly supporters of Palestine House who attacked Jewish Defence League members.

JDL president Meir Weinstein said a member of his group met with police on Thursday, and the charges are both related to Palestine House members using sticks to allegedly assault people.

“I don’t have any issues with people screaming back and forth to make their point but anyone that’s going to take a club and start trying to bash people over the head has no place in Canada,” said Mr. Weinstein.

A partial video of the demonstration shows pushing and shoving between both sides, and someone being hit with a stick carrying the Palestinian flag.

Peel Regional Police spokesperson Const. Thomas Ruttan said two suspects were arrested following an investigation, but would not release the names or identities of those charged.