An event for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was disrupted in Belleville, Ontario today after nearly 100 protesters surrounded him and his motorcade.
Trudeau was in town to mark the seventh anniversary of the Liberal government’s Child Care Benefit, to meet the mayor and visit a farmers’ market.
Protesters turned up at the market in front of City Hall as Trudeau met a crowd of community members and took selfies.
Trudeau was scheduled to meet about 10 vendors but was unable to make it to the other side of the public square after being surrounded by protesters.
Some of them held Trump flags, while others shouted expletives about the government and the media.
At one point, the prime minister’s security detail pushed away two women who approached his caravan as he stood on the side step of an SUV waving and smiling at the crowd.
Reacting to the protesters, a city council worker said the chaos was shameful.