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Trudeau hit by gravel as protesters surround campaign bus in London, Ont.

At a campaign stop in London, Ont., protesters threw rocks at Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau as he attempted to leave on a campaign bus.

Liberal leader says he's OK; O'Toole calls incident 'disgusting'

At a Labour Day Monday campaign stop in London, Ont., at least one protester threw rocks at Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau as he attempted to leave on a campaign bus. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was hit by some gravel Monday while boarding a campaign bus in London, Ont.

As Trudeau went to get on the bus, which was surrounded by angry protesters, small objects could be seen thrown in his direction. A masked Trudeau looked startled before he went into the vehicle.

Trudeau later confirmed to reporters on the campaign plane that he was hit by gravel but said he is okay. He compared the incident to when pumpkin seeds were thrown at him

Trudeau's campaign has been the target of protests before, one of which led the campaign to cancel a planned rally.

Trudeau, security detail hit by gravel stones

12 months ago
Duration 0:08
A protester threw what appeared to be a handful of gravel stones at Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau outside a campaign stop in London, Ont., on Monday, striking him and members of his security detail.

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole sent a Twitter message calling the incident "disgusting" and condemned the actions "in the strongest terms possible."

"Political violence is never justified and our media must be free from intimidation, harassment, and violence," O'Toole said. 

WATCH | Who is driving protests at Liberal campaign events? 

Who is driving protests at Liberal campaign events?

12 months ago
Duration 3:48
Evan Balgord, executive director of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network joins Power & Politics to discuss how protesters that have disrupted Liberal campaign events have mobilized.

 

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