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Murray Rodd: Police and Cbc News

murray rodd: Peterborough police have not confirmed if any charges have been laid, according to CBC. We are reviewing tapes and videos to identify participants in today's events and the rest of the story will come out in the press release, Peterborough's police chief Murray Rodd told CBC News. At least 250 counter-protesters turned out to face down a handful of demonstrators from the opposing side, with tensions peaking when an altercation broke out between some of those in attendance, and dozens of demonstrators swarmed a police car chanting, Protesting fascism isn't a crime! Multiple people were arrested and placed in police cars. Tensions peaked when an altercation broke out between the two groups and dozens of demonstrators swarmed a police car chanting, 'Protesting facism isn't a crime!' Jean-Fran ois Beno t/CBC News of the planned demonsration made headlines earlier this week when Peterborough Mayor Daryl Bennett said the city was unable to deny a permit for the non-violent rally against immigration policies and the Trudeau government. The last time one of these individuals was part of a rally in Peterborough it involved four people standing on a corner. The statement from the mayor went on to say he assumed the organizers behind the event wanted to create controversy and get media attention. ( As reported in the news.