Protests at Canadian meatpacker turn violent
Nov. 11, 2014
by Meat&Poultry Staff
TORONTO, Ontario – Toronto police officers arrested at least nine protestors after a demonstration at St. Helen's Meat Packers turned violent, according to local news reports.
The protestors blocked a livestock truck entrance at the plant just as a truck was backing in to an unloading area. Video taken at the scene shows some protestors tried to block the truck while plant workers pushed them out of the way. Some protestors sat down in the truck's path.
The protestors were eventually removed. Police reported two protestors were arrested for assaulting an officer. It was unclear if the protestors were demonstrating on behalf of an organization.
St. Helen's Meat Packers offers beef, veal, lamb, poultry, specialty meats, value-added and kosher and halal products.