SON OF 'SOUFI'S' RESTAURANT OWNER AMONG 3 CHARGED IN ANTI-BERNIER DEMO
Oct 23, 2019
By Bob Komsic
Hamilton police have charged three people in connection with the late September protest outside a political event featuring People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier.
Among the charged is 27-year-old Alaa Al Soufi, whose family was forced to close their popular Queen West restaurant, Soufi’s, after they said they received death threats over their son’s participation in the rally.
The CEO of Paramount Fine Foods stepped in days later, offering to help reopen the restaurant.
Video footage surfaced showing masked protesters blocking an elderly woman with a walker from entering.
The Al Soufi family confirms their son was at the protest but denied he verbally or physically assaulted the woman.
He’s charged with two counts of intimidation, two of disguise with intent and one of causing a disturbance.