THUNDER BAY – A Northern Ontario community reacted to an incident that is making the rounds on social media. A community member in Pikangikum was tasered by a Pikangikum Police office during an arrest on Saturday that led to a small protest that escalated into a larger dispute that left the OPP barricading themselves inside of the detachment office.
OPP report that as many as 200 people eventually joined in the protest which started with only twenty people.
A video was shot of the community member being arrested and circulated on social media.
By late Saturday, the protest was over, community members had stepped in to help de-escalate the issue.
The Pikangikum First Nation is an Ojibwe First Nation located on the 1,808-hectare Pikangikum 14 Reserve, in Unorganized Kenora District in Northwestern Ontario.