Police presence heavy during second Queen’s homecoming weekend – Kingston

A second weekend of Queen’s homecoming, in any other case often known as “faux-coming” or pretend homecoming, wrapped up within the metropolis Sunday.

Whereas crowds this previous weekend had been smaller and fewer rowdy than final week, two aggravated nuisance events occurred Saturday, and one other Kingston police officer sustained an harm requiring hospital care.

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Police presence was heavy, together with a mounted unit from the Toronto Police Power.

OPP, Higher Toronto Space and Gananoque police joined Kingston cops on avenue corners all through the day and evening, as effectively, to handle rowdy party-goers.

On Saturday at round 3 p.m., the gang on the nook of Earl and Aberdeen streets was giant sufficient for police to declare it an aggravated nuisance social gathering.

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Kingston police tweeted at 4 p.m. {that a} native police officer sustained an harm and was taken to Kingston Normal Hospital for therapy.

Crowds dwindled within the night however picked up once more round 10 p.m. Saturday.

By 11 p.m., a big crowd of some hundred gathered in Victoria Park, the place one other aggravated nuisance social gathering was declared. Brock Road was then closed to visitors and the park was cleared, whereas just a few arrests passed off.

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Kingston, Ont., steels itself for chance of 2nd unofficial Queen’s homecoming weekend

Total, nevertheless, police on the bottom Saturday evening mentioned the crowds had been respectful and manageable compared to final weekend’s crowd of about 8,000. There was visibly much less open alcohol, police mentioned.

One other notable side of the weekend was the group response to the banners hanging from College District properties final weekend, which residents denounced as misogynistic.

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Saturday morning, residents strolling via Victoria Park needed to wade via a number of hanging white sheets, which mirrored these within the College District, however that they had a powerful message for native college college students.

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“Please take these messages for what they’re,” learn one of many sheets, “they’re a direct response to the expression of misogyny throughout the College District. You will have made our dwelling unsafe.”

Following the primary homecoming weekend, when sheets that learn “lock up your daughters, not Kingston,” had been hung throughout scholar properties, Queen’s principal Patrick Deane mentioned those that participated on this motion would face penalties.

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This weekend, some banners had been seen within the College District, however didn’t comprise sexist messaging. One mentioned, “flip cups, not vehicles.”

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Aila Slisco is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ailaslisco@interreviewed.com.

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