Man charged with inciting hatred near Parliament Hill

A 34-year-old man has been charged with inciting hatred after allegedly waving a racist flag and shouting slurs in downtown Ottawa last month.

Police say the man was seen on Wellington Street on Saturday, March 12 around 5:20 pm “waving a known racist hateful flag, making heinous gestures, and shouting hateful slurs.”

Amine Batbouti of Montreal is charged with inciting hatred in a public place. He is due in court at a later date, police said.

No one was injured in the incident, police said.

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