Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was pelted with rocks at a recent campaign stop.
According to MSN via The Washington Post:
TORONTO — Hours after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed that he wouldn’t back down in the face of the “anti-vaxxer mobs,” protesters — many of them opposed to coronavirus vaccinations and public health measures — threw gravel at him at a campaign stop on Monday evening.
The incident occurred while Trudeau was boarding his campaign bus after an event at a brewery in London, Ontario, a city some 120 miles southwest of Toronto. Videos posted to social media of the episode show protesters throwing gravel in the direction of the prime minister and some of the reporters traveling with him. Trudeau turned toward the direction the gravel was coming from and boarded the bus.
Speaking to reporters on a Liberal campaign plane, Trudeau said that some of the projectiles “might have” hit his shoulder, comparing it to when a woman threw pumpkin seeds at him in 2016.
“There was little bits of gravel,” he told reporters, seeking to dismiss the incident. “It’s no big deal.”
Last month Justin Trudeau called a federal election for September 20th betting on his handling of the economy and the coronavirus will help him keep power.