St Patrick’s Day subdued in London, results in charges in Waterloo, Ottawa, Kingston

Several news sources have reported on the student celebrations on St Patrick’s Day. The London Free Press reports that the neighbourhoods around Western University and Fanshawe College were quiet with no major incidents reported. In Waterloo, 19 arrests and over 140 charges or tickets were issued in connection with a street party in the University District that attracted over 4,000 people. Special constables at Wilfrid Laurier University reportedly issued 69 provincial offence notices, 43 of which were for non-students. In Kingston, Global News reports that St Patrick’s Day parties “turned ugly” in the university district as several nuisance parties were declared and police experienced increasingly aggressive behaviour from partiers. In Ottawa, city police and bylaw officers broke up 12 “significant” parties around Sandy Hill and Carleton University and issued tickets for various infractions. CTV News (Waterloo)| LFP (London)| Global News (Kingston)| Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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