The CBC reports:
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. Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole sent a Twitter message calling the incident “disgusting” and condemned the actions “in the strongest terms possible.”
The Washington Post reports:
It was the latest ugly scene in a 36-day federal election campaign that has not been short of them. Vandals have defaced candidate lawn signs with antisemitic graffiti. Candidates of all political stripes have reported being targeted with sexist and racist slurs.
Trudeau last month called a snap federal election for Sept. 20, betting that his handling of the public health and economic crises wrought by the pandemic would help him to regain a majority in the House of Commons. With under two weeks before the vote, his Liberals are running neck-and-neck with the Conservatives.
— Calvi Leon (@CalviatLFPress) September 6, 2021
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. https://t.co/xF3TaWXSvI
— Erin O’Toole (@erinotoole) September 6, 2021
Anti-vaccine protesters aren’t renowned for having reasoned arguments—but chucking rocks at people is a bit much even for them https://t.co/snOOXw60Q5
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 7, 2021
— Hannah Thibedeau (@HannahThibedeau) September 6, 2021
— The Star Vancouver (@starvancouver) September 7, 2021
Protesters at Trudeau event … A guy just tried to hit me… Fake news etc. .. woman said “maybe Trudeau will rape you” … pic.twitter.com/mcJpK0liuV
— Kelly Botelho (@botelhok) September 6, 2021
WHO ARE THEY? These two are allegedly the ones who threw rocks at Prime Minister Trudeau in London Ontario.
— Rob Gill (@vote4robgill) September 7, 2021