Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s quiet dinner suddenly turned to chaos when the leftist leader was swarmed by an aggressive pro-Hamas mob in a Vancouver restaurant.
Vancouver police deployed 100 officers to safely escort Trudeau away from the angry activists
Two people were arrested following the incident, police confirmed.
An estimated 250 anti-Israel protesters surrounded the restaurant where Trudeau was dining on Tuesday night.
According to Vancouver Police Department spokesman Steve Addison, 100 officers were deployed to disperse the crowd.
Trudeau was swiftly escorted out of the unnamed eatery in Chinatown.
An officer was hospitalized after a protester punched and attacked her.
Addison revealed that the “protester” had attempted to gouge out the female police officer’s eyes.
Police used a Taser to subdue the 27-year-old suspect, who remains in custody.
A second man, who was later released, was also arrested for obstructing police.
Earlier on Tuesday, Trudeau was accosted by a mob at an Indian restaurant in a different part of the city.
A video posted to social media shows activists confronting the PM while he was sitting at a table.
They called for a “ceasefire” between Israel and the Palestinian terrorists in Gaza.
They were chanting “Shame on you!” and “Justin Trudeau, you fund genocide!”
Trudeau quickly left the premises without interacting with the activists.
Justin Trudeau is run out of a hip local restaurant by a woke mob with pitchforks. Everyone hates him.pic.twitter.com/SXoMcbdzCh
— Keean Bexte (@TheRealKeean) November 15, 2023
Charlotte Kates, an organizer with the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, attended both protests.
Kates told reporters that activists demanded that Canada “take a real position” on Israel’s military operation in Gaza.
On Tuesday, Trudeau urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “exercise maximum restraint” in its conflict with Hamas.
Hamas claims that the IDF bombardment of the enclave has killed over 11,000 Palestinians so far.
However, Hamas classifies terrorists as civilians and the terror group’s claims are impossible to verify.
Israel declared war on Hamas on October 7 in response to the terrorist attacks which resulted in the slaughter of hundreds of innocent Israelis.
Netanyahu rejected Trudeau’s criticism, however.
He maintains that the Israeli army does not deliberately target civilians and insists that Hamas bears the responsibility for all deaths in Gaza.