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Eight charged as fireworks shot at crowds at Toronto area beach on Canada Day


July 6, 2021
By Canadian Press

July 6, 2021 – Toronto police say they have charged several people who allegedly shot fireworks at beachgoers and officers.

Police were patrolling Woodbine Beach on Canada Day when they saw individuals shooting fireworks into crowds, at officers, and horses.

They say an officer was struck on the head but was not hurt.

A 12-year-old boy, five teenagers and two men are charged with common nuisance among other offences.

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Police remind the public that it’s illegal to set off fireworks in Toronto public parks and beaches as well as extremely dangerous in crowds of people.

Officers and City of Toronto Bylaw Enforcement Officers will continue to patrol and monitor beaches, including Woodbine and Ashbridges Bay, enforcing against fireworks and any illegal activities.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 6, 2021.