Toronto poop throwing protestor arrested and the internet is dumping on him
Unlike the continued disturbances plaguing the streets of Ottawa, the Toronto stop of the so-called "Freedom Protest" held this past weekend was quickly flushed out by cops after about two days of loud honking and obstructions to traffic.
It was a mostly peaceful affair, though there were blatant displays of racism spotted throughout the demonstration and even a few isolated instances of protestors being placed under arrest.
But it's one particular arrest that has everyone talking, an absurdly revolting excerpt from the protest triggering our collective gag reflex.
A 34-year-old man was arrested on Saturday at Bloor Street West and Bedford Road and charged with assault with a weapon.
ARREST MADE:— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) February 6, 2022
Demonstration on Sat, Feb 5
Bedford Rd + Bloor St West
Man, 34 arrested after throwing feces at another person. He was charged with:
1. Assault with a Weapon
What was the man armed with? Allegedly, it was a big ole' turd of feces flung at another person, which apparently counts as a weapon in legal books.
Poop is considered a biohazard-any body fluid is.— Coffee and S’mores (@KimRodricks) February 6, 2022
It's not the first time this kind of excrement attack has gone down in Toronto, bringing back memories of the infamous "pee pee poo poo man," who was also charged with assault with a weapon back in 2019 for terrorizing with tossed turds.
The suspect wanted for throwing feces in Toronto has been arrested #Toronto https://t.co/GbPMdc8OLG pic.twitter.com/TgtvEEP0QC— blogTO (@blogTO) November 27, 2019
Toronto Twitter has erupted with the very same questions many readers are probably wondering, like "why?" and "who carries around poop?"
What kind of person carries around poop!— GBAY GIRL (@gbaygirl1966) February 6, 2022
It's a valid question with a hilarious answer.
Aren’t we all carrying around poop?— LeafsParadePlanner (@Jimbodanndy) February 6, 2022
The motive of this fecal flinger is still unclear, including whether he was aligned with protesters, a counter-protest group supporting healthcare workers, or there for reasons unrelated to the protest at all.
Counter protesters aren't the ones who have been shitting all over the street and throwing it around in Ottawa for the past week.— Nobe (@nobedevil) February 6, 2022
Regardless of allegiances, it's being called "poo-r" behaviour.
Need more details, was the feces hurled his own, or the excrement of another random protester? Either way, poo-r behavior.— Alim (@alimyhap) February 6, 2022
Poking fun at their anti-vaccine mandate message and the far-right groups that have aligned themselves with this movement, the trucker convoy had previously garnered the mocking hashtag #FluTruxKlan, a title one commenter suggests is due for an update.
The PooKluxKlan— Warren Bond (@WarrenBond20) February 7, 2022
Meanwhile, police are getting love from the public for their smooth handling of the demonstrations, the arrest of this dung-directing, stool-sending menace included.
Toronto Police tell blogTO that no further information will be provided, as "details on what transpired form part of the investigation and releasing that information may contaminate potential witness statements."
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