Conspiracy activist injured in attempted 'citizen's arrest' of police officers

Conspirationist injured in attempted “citizen arrest” of police officers

< p class="sc-v64krj-0 knjbxw">Frank Curtin and Timothy Claudio question Peterborough police shortly before their arrest.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is attempting to investigate the arrest of a right-wing protester who was allegedly seriously injured on Saturday in Peterborough.

A few dozen people had gathered outside a police station in response to a call from a leader of the QAnon conspiracy movement. They were there to make a citizen's arrest of local police.

Timothy Claudio claims he was detained after Peterborough police officers attempted to arrest him. Two counts of assaulting police officers have been brought against him. Two other people were also arrested.

The 55-year-old man, who also participated in the Ottawa freedom motorcade, alleges that the officers used excessive force . He claims he is suffering from a punctured lung and four broken ribs, which in his words were not part of the plans.

The Special Investigations Unit, which investigates when citizens are killed or seriously injured during police interventions, took up the case.

But, according to a spokesperson, Timothy Claudio has stopped cooperating with the investigation. The SIU encourages the person concerned to contact it, he said in a press release.

The Mayor of Peterborough, Diane Therrien, expressed her frustration unequivocally on the social media following the protest.

In an interview with CBC, she explained that the city has had its share of events over the past few years. against vaccination, against everything from right-wing adherents to conspiracy theories.

Last weekend a certain group of people came to town with the intention of arresting of the police and to disrupt, to cause harm, she said. Our first responders, our police and the people have managed to manage this madness.

She says that the sense of frustration is growing within the community, as these events are repeated.< /p>With information from CBC

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