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Man identified and arrested in connection with encampment protest,
Alaa Al Soufi, 29

Broadcast time: 10:20
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Unit: 14 Division
Phone: 416-808-1400
Case #: 2021-1535817

The Toronto Police Service is advising of a new arrest in connection with protests against an encampment clearing on July 21, 2021.

Investigators released images of eight people who are wanted for a variety of offences including possessing a dangerous weapon, assault with a weapon, assault and obstruction after crowds became hostile outside 14 Division Police Station.

See previous release

It is alleged that:

- on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, officers were stationed out front of 14 Division

- officers attempted to arrest a person when a man intervened, preventing the officers from effecting the arrest

On Saturday, September 18, 2021, the man was identified and arrested.

Alaa Al Soufi, 29, of Toronto was charged with:

1. Obstruct Peace Officer

2. Fail to Comply with Conditions

He will attend court on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Old City Hall, courtroom 111, at 10 a.m.

Police would like to thank the public for their help in this matter.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.

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Constable Laura Brabant, Corporate Communications, for Superintendant Dominic Sinopoli, 14 Division