Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s event was cut short today in Belleville, Ontario, as nearly 100 protesters surrounded him and his motorcade.
Prime Minister Trudeau visited the city to mark the seventh anniversary of the Liberal government’s child benefit program, met with the mayor and visited the farmers’ market.
Demonstrators turned up at a market outside City Hall as Prime Minister Trudeau met with dozens of locals and took selfies.
Trudeau was scheduled to meet about 10 vendors, but was unable to reach the other side of the square as dozens of demonstrators swarmed him.
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At one point, security guards shoved two women as the prime minister stood on the side step of his SUV, smiling and waving at the crowd as they approached the convoy.
A city hall official told demonstrators that the disruption was unfortunate.
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