A man was arrested following reports of a disturbance on Broadway Avenue Wednesday night. Around 9:00 p.m., police officers were dispatched to a call of a disturbance at Broadway Avenue and 10th Street East.
Initial reports stated that a man was aggressively shouting at a group of individuals painting a crosswalk. There group were painting the crosswalk with a rainbow flag theme as part of Pride month. Video of the incident on social media appears to show that the man arrested took issue with the group. It was also reported that the man was attempting to remove road barricades.
Officers located the male suspect and, following investigation, charged him with causing a disturbance. He was released on an appearance notice. No one was injured during the incident.
OUTSaskatoon described the incident on Twitter as "fuelled by homophobic and racist comments which attempted to incite violence".
The 71-year-old man from Quill Lake, SK is expected to appear in court November 24, 2021.
SOURCES: SASKATOON POLICE MEDIA RELEASE, SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEO, TWITTER