200 people riot in Pikangikum; police vehicles and headquarters damaged

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Pikangkium police SUV with smashed windows. Facebook photo by Pikangkikum Chief Paddy Peters Pikangkium police SUV with smashed windows. Facebook photo by Pikangkikum Chief Paddy Peters

By tbnewswatch.com, June 29, 2015

PIKANGIKUM FIRST NATION, Ont. – Three police vehicles and the remote reserve’s police building were damaged during a violent protest following an officer’s altercation with a community member.

About 200 members of Pikangikum First Nation demonstrated outside the community’s police headquarters on Saturday.

OPP Sgt. Peter Leon confirmed the incident began when a Pikangikum Police officer used a stun gun on an individual who was interfering with an investigation.

“Later that day a group of community members who were upset with the actions of this officer began what was a peaceful protest out front of the Pikangikum police service building,” he said.

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