Numerous injured after chaos breaks out on Toronto’s East Beach

Toronto police say they made more than a dozen arrests after chaos erupted at an East End beach Sunday night, leaving several people injured.

Toronto police say they made more than a dozen arrests after chaos erupted at an East End beach Sunday night, leaving several people injured.

Police say crowds of people allegedly set off fireworks at Woodbine Beach and Ashbridges Bay, sometimes aiming them at other people.

There were also reports of a shooting, a stabbing and two armed robberies.

Police say seven officers are among the injured, including one who broke his leg and three more who suffered burns or cuts from fireworks allegedly thrown at them.

Police say they have made 17 arrests and expect the number to rise.

The city planned to host a fireworks event at Ashbridges Bay Park for Victoria Day on Monday night, and police said officers would be in the area.

City charter prohibits the possession of fireworks on beaches and parks.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on May 23, 2022.

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