Kingston Police posted the following report earlier today in regards to a protestor charged after breaking a window at Grant Hall on Queen’s University campus:
A 38-year-old local woman is facing numerous charges after causing damage during a protest and then becoming violent with officers.
On March 5, 2018 at approximately 5:15 p.m. the accused who is not a student at Queen’s University was with a group protesting a speaker at Grant Hall on University Avenue. While standing on a window ledge the accused began banging on the window causing it to break and suffering a minor cut to her hand.
The accused then fled, but was stopped by plain clothes officers at University Avenue and Stuart Street. When the officers identified themselves the accused began yelling and attempted to resist arrest by pulling away. Once handcuffed the accused became violent and began kicking at one officer. Uniformed officers responded to assist and during transport to police headquarters the accused attempted to kick out the cruiser window.
At police headquarters the accused refused to walk on her own and was uncooperative. She bit one officer and had to be physically carried into her cell as she continued to be violent. During a search of her property officers found a weapon concealed in her backpack, a metal wire with handles commonly known as Garrote.
The accused was charged with mischief, assault police, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, and carry concealed weapon. She was held to attend a bail hearing.
A video showing a window being broken at Grant Hall has been posted to Youtube
[Uploader: Ethan Cohen | Youtube TOS 6c]
Photo – Grant Hall: Wikimedia Commons