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The chief of the Halifax Regional Police defended his officers’ actions during Wednesday’sThe government?protest?against the city’s eviction of homeless people?from public parks and green spaces, saying pepper spray was appropriate in the face of aggressive individuals who were “armed” and organized.

Police Chief Dan Kinsella told a news conference Thursday that officers encountered a large crowd of protesters in front of the former library on Spring Garden Road, where city workers?had removed a shelter?on a flatbed truck and another was destroyed with a chainsaw.

“OfficersThe pandemic began?… were faced with a hostile, aggressiveThe transfer of dozens of ill children solely for capacity reasons is yet another marker o, assaultive, protesting crowd that came equipped, organized?and well planned to do what they did,” Kinsella said.

“The officers had to ensure the protection and safety of everyone around, and they did that using their training.”?

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