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A Rebel News journalist was arrested during an Israeli vigil outside City Hall in Toronto while questioning pro-Palestinian protesters.

Members of the Jewish community held a small gathering on Sunday to commemorate the six-month mark of the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel when pro-Palestine protestors arrived to disrupt the event.

Rebel News journalist David Menzies began questioning the protesters which resulted in them trying to physically remove Menzies from the area. 

Toronto police then intervened and asked Menzies to leave the premises, despite it being a public place. 

Menzies refused and was ultimately arrested for ‘refusing to leave’ and remains in custody at the 52 Division police station in downtown Toronto.

This arrest marks the third time Menzies has been arrested while out reporting in public spaces this year. 

He was arrested last month outside the King Edward Hotel, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was speaking at a Liberal dinner event. That incident also involved Menzies questioning pro-Palestinian protestors who were outside the event. 

He was detained for several hours before being released unconditionally. 

Menzies was also arrested in January after he attempted to question Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland about why the Trudeau government hadn’t deemed Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist entity. 

That exchange took place in Richmond Hill, Ont. outside a memorial service commemorating the victims of Flight PS752, a plane shot down by Iranian missiles. All 167 passengers on board died, including 55 Canadians and 30 permanent residents on Jan. 8 2020. 

He was arrested in the exchange and the officer arresting him claimed that Menzies assaulted him, although the journalist was eventually released without any charges. According to Rebel News, Menzies’ lawyer Leora Shemesh confirmed that he is currently still in jail while police await a bail hearing.