A “hostile” crowd and seven arrests after the Panda game in Ottawa

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An « hostile » crowd and seven arrests after the Panda game in Ottawa

Despite the significant police deployment in place, the Côte-de-Sable district did not escape the monster festivities that followed the victory of the Gee-Gees of the University of Ottawa.

The evening following the Panda game in Ottawa was eventful.

A major police deployment was in place. Despite everything, the Côte-de-Sable district did not escape the monster festivities that followed the 37-7 victory of the Gee-Gees of the University of Ottawa.

The crowd gathered on Somerset Street East turned hostile in the evening around 8:30 p.m., reports the OPS. Investigations are ongoing related to the seven arrests.

The Ottawa Police also intends to provide the names of students charged with criminal offenses at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University so that rules of student conduct are enforced.

Report on the OPS and the City of Ottawa (updated at 7 h 32 Sunday morning)

7 people were arrested, including for public drunkenness and mischief;

88 notices of provincial offenses were issued for consumption of alcohol on public roads;

2 loud muffler tickets were issued by the OPS Traffic Section;

< p class="e-p">9 vehicles were towed;

109 parking tickets were issued;

16 noise by-law tickets were given;

1 waste by-law ticket was given;

3 vaping tickets or smoking in a prohibited area were given;

12 paramedic assistance took place.

Many supporters ignored calls for a peaceful celebration on Saturday night, police say. Ottawa Police have posted on their social media that the behavior observed tonight was unacceptable, dangerous and, in some cases, criminal.

Many people in the crowd became belligerent and hostile and began committing illegal acts, including vandalism and throwing objects at police, the OPS Facebook page reads.

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In a statement released Sunday, the Ottawa Police Service asked residents of the Sandy Hill neighborhood to report any wrongdoing they experience or witness at Panda post-game rallies.

Ottawa Police are also looking for photo or video footage from the evening of criminal actions, as part of of its investigations.

The police are on site Sunday to meet the residents of the area and collect testimonies.

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