Kingston, Ont. Police kick students out of college district in second weekend of “nuisance parties”
KINGSTON, ONT. – Police in Kingston, Ontario. have declared aggravated nuisance parties in the city’s college district for a second weekend in a row as students take to the streets for parties.
Last weekend, police estimated as many as 8,000 people were in attendance at the festivities to celebrate the homecoming. More than 100 tickets were handed out over the weekend for organizing or attending harmful parties and three criminal obstruction charges were laid.
Police said Monday they were ready for more parties this weekend, and officers from other municipalities, including Toronto, Durham and Belleville, were called in to help. Police said they expected a crowd of 16,000 this weekend.
Between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., police announced that aggravated nuisance parties had been declared on Aberdeen and Earl streets. Anyone remaining in the area would be subject to a fine of $ 2,000.
Several roads have been closed for police and regulatory operations, the city of Kingston said.
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–With files from Kimberley Johnson of CTV News Ottawa.