A journalist was detained by the prime minister’s bodyguards outside an event in Toronto after he allegedly tried to ask the leader questions last Thursday. Footage released by Rebel News shows journalist David Menzies being slammed into a wooden wall by bodyguards with facemasks.
Rebel News is claiming that Justin Trudeau’s bodyguards beat up reporter David Menzies last week. According to its website: “David was standing on a public sidewalk outside a public event where Trudeau was going to a Liberal Christmas Party. David was doing what all media do — waiting patiently to call out a question to Trudeau as he walked in. But Trudeau’s bodyguards know Rebel News. And they hate Rebel News. Because their boss hates Rebel News.“
The footage released by Rebel News shows Menzies being pushed up against a wall before being let go. Afterwards, Menzies approached the officers and began yelling at them. It is not clear what happened before the incident as Rebel News did not release the full tape.
Rebel News plans to file legal action against the RCMP, the three officers involved, and the government itself for attacking David Menzies. The fundraiser is just below $75,000 at the time of writing.
Correction: The event occurred in Toronto, not Ottawa as originally stated. Learn more about our editorial standards.
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