Man charged with inciting hatred near Parliament Hill
An Ottawa Police cruiser is seen near the Elgin Street police station in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (Justin Tang/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
A 34-year-old man has been charged with inciting hatred after allegedly waving a racist flag and shouting slurs in downtown Ottawa last month.
Police say the man was seen on Wellington Street on Saturday, March 12 around 5:20 p.m. “waving a known racist hateful flag, making heinous gestures, and shouting hateful slurs.”
Amine Batbouti of Montreal is charged with inciting hatred in a public place. He is due in court at a later date, police said.
No one was injured in the incident, police said.