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Police interviewing victims of anti-vax protest. May lay charges

North Bay Police Service will be providing an increased police presence in the areas of future clinics
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Police watch an anti-vaccine at North Bay's waterfront earlier this year.

Police investigating an anti-vax protest at a children’s vaccination clinic Sunday say charges may be forthcoming.

Police are investigating reports of parents being accosted at One Kids Place Sunday during a vaccination clinic.

"Members of the North Bay Police Service were present at the clinic and are in the process of reviewing the actions of individuals and interviewing victims," says police spokesman David Woolley. "Where criminal acts are found to have occurred, police will take appropriate enforcement action, including laying charges."

See: McDonald to anti-vaxxers: Protest at City Hall. Leave the kids alone

And: Local woman outraged by kids vaccine protest

And: NDP demands safety zone legislation to protect against anti-vaxxers

"The North Bay Police Service respects the rights of individuals to peacefully protest, but will not tolerate any interference with people’s right to safety when accessing health care and attending a vaccination clinic," adds Woolley.

Police will be providing an increased presence in the areas of future clinics and, if criminal behaviour takes place, we will not hesitate to take enforcement action, according to a news release.