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Police in Newfoundland and Labrador say they will pursue criminal charges against protestors who allegedly struck police horses during a chaotic demonstration at the provincial parliament on Wednesday.

In a statement released to media after protest at the steps of the legislature calmed down, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said two horses in its mounted unit “were struck by demonstrators which forced the Mounted Unit to retreat.”

Police and protestors clashed during an hours-long protest in St. John’s on Wednesday, where tensions sometimes ran high. The provincial government delayed its planned release of its annual budget, citing safety concerns.

“There is specific Criminal Code violations for injuries against a law enforcement animal which will be pursued,” Const. James Cadigan, a spokesperson for the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, said in a statement.

Another police officer was brought to the hospital after suffering injuries in what police called a rush. Protestors said one fish …

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