UPDATED: Cops remove man from city council chambers

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Cornwall police were called to city hall Monday night to remove a man from the council chambers after he refused to change his t-shirt.

The man, who operates a website in Cornwall that often posts items related to community events, was asked by Mayor Bob Kilger to change his t-shirt which contained what the mayor felt was an offensive image. His likeness was, apparently, featured on a milk carton.

When the man refused, Kilger contacted city police via an emergency button he has under his desk.

"He's going to be removed," he said while reaching under his desk to activate the emergency alarm.

Before long stomping boots could be heard coming up the stairs at city hall and a police officer appeared in the council chambers.

The man had been offering insults at some of the council members, including the mayor, before police arrived.

When the police approached the man, he asked: "What's the charge?"

The police officer responded with: "He's asking you to leave and you're trespassing.

"We can speak outside."

The man could be heard arguing with police outside the council chambers after the meeting began.

There are provisions under the Public Works Protection Act which allow for expulsions from municipally-owned buildings.

Geographic location: Cornwall

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  • Marc Carriere
    March 03, 2013 - 10:02

    you know what Tod.......This article is very misleading ....you should go retake your JOurnalism classes again.....this is not right.....not right at all.......i feel disappointed that the seaway news cannot print the truth about this incident...They should not have reported the false story at all.......Know the truth before you print stories like this ...and where is your support for Free speech in Canada....stick to taking pictures Tod

  • Bob Lamont
    February 27, 2013 - 16:17

    Journalists don't play games like this in meetings. That's because Gilcig is not a journalist. He is a blogger! Period.

  • mary bray
    February 26, 2013 - 07:32

    Mayor found picture of himself on milk carton offensive,what a laugh! The gong show for sure.He needs to retire as with Syd Gardiners childish tantrum destroying protestors signs,a police report was made out & I hope Syd was charged,he better not give up his day job.We need younger council!!

    • Kenneth T. Tellis
      March 02, 2013 - 13:51

      Ehat wrong with an effigy? Newspapers make fun of politicians by having cartoons, so why the difference in judgment? I have no time for TYRANTS like Mayor Bob Kilger. Let the mayor resign and go ehere all other Liberal ummies go. Bye Bye Mayor and good riddance!

  • Sharon McRae
    February 25, 2013 - 21:24

    Was it perchance "Farts Smell Good"? The same T-Shirt was seen at community forums for waterfront development and I registered that it was more than a tad offensive! Bad taste shines!

  • cathy leepaul
    February 25, 2013 - 20:28

    wish you would stop fighting wiith eacher stop breaking rules and get some dam real work done... SHAME U act way to childish and pathetit

  • I am Watching
    February 25, 2013 - 19:41

    And he wonders why no one likes him