Sara Jama, the co-founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario and supporter of Hamilton Encampment Support Network, was arrested around noon, Sabriena Dahab told CBC News. Women face charges of assault, more arrests anticipated, police say.
She is 27 years old.
Sara Jama Arrested
CBC News has learned that a supporter of Hamilton Encampment Support Network (HESN) was arrested at Beasley Park on Friday.
“A few of the network supporters showed up at Beasley Park where another tear down is underway,” Dahab said.
“Supporter Sarah Jama was approached by cops and has been arrested.”
Dahab said a few supporters have gathered outside Hamilton Central police station where they believe Jama was taken.
Read Next: Who is Lateche Norris? Wiki, Biography, Age, Missing, Last Seen, Mother
Dahab said the group’s lawyer had been contacted.
Meanwhile, Hamilton police said they continue to investigate the events at J.C. Beemer park on Wednesday, Nov. 24.
“As a result, a 27-year-old female from Hamilton has been arrested and is facing the charges of assault police and obstruct police,” Const. Krista-Lee Ernst wrote in an email to CBC News.
“The investigation remains on-going and further arrests are anticipated.”
Dozens of officers were at J.C. Beemer Park throughout the day Wednesday as bylaw officers moved to evict those staying there.
Protesters with the HESN who tried to stop the evictions clashed with police, and two people were arrested — a 33-year-old man charged with obstructing police and a 27-year-old woman charged with assaulting a police officer.