The first fall meeting of Oshawa city council turned bloody on Tuesday after the mayor asked that several members of the public be removed from the council chamber for being disruptive.
The incident was captured on amateur video as a security guard attempted to grab the arm of a man seated near the back of the room.
In the video, the two men grapple and fall to the floor as a pair of plainclothes officers jump in to arrest the man.
Another video posted on YouTube shows the same guard, as well as a second guard, dragging a different man towards the door of the council chamber.
'Stop assaulting him'
The camera pans away momentarily as a plainclothes officer puts the man in a headlock and pins him to the ground.
The camera operator is repeatedly heard yelling, "stop assaulting him," and later refers to the man as "Dan" outside, as police place the arrested man in the back of a cruiser.
Daniel Hammond, 52, and Bill Steele, 46, are both facing charges for assault and failing to leave the meeting.
"I'm very angry, this is not my city. It doesn't reflect my city," said Oshawa regional and city councillor Tito-Dante Marimpietri.
At a staff appreciation picnic on Wednesday, Oshawa Mayor John Henry said he ordered the removal because some members of the public didn't comply after being asked to quiet down.
"I was just happy we dealt with it the way we did and protected those people in the room including those staff," Henry said.
At last night's meeting council was considering the findings of an investigation by the auditor general that raised concerns that city staff had misled council about a land deal.
At the end of the long meeting council voted to eliminate the auditor general's position by the end of this week.
Marimpietri said he's been in office for a decade and never witnessed a citizen being treated that way for clapping during a meeting.
"Clapping doesn't constitute a violation in which someone has to be choked out, taken down and thrown out of council chambers," he said.
Councillors unaware of police presence
Several councillors told CBC News they weren't made aware ahead of the meeting that plainclothes officers would be in the public gallery.
Durham Regional Police spokesperson David Selby said they don't typically send plainclothes officers to council meetings but decided to last night.
"A uniform presence could actually provoke anger, it could provoke an issue," Selby said. "We didn't want to provoke anything, we didn't even want to have to act, but unfortunately we did act."
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Next: Celebrity Mug shots
50 Cent Curtis Jackson, aka hip-hop star 50 Cent, had this pic taken before he was famous - and after he'd benn arrested for attempting to sell cocaine to an undercover police officer. The cops later found loads more drugs at his home and he was sent down. Getty
Blake Fielder-Civil Blake Fielder-Civil is famous for getting ex-wife Amy Winehouse hooked on crack and heroin, but he actually had his mugshot taken because of an assault - which he was later convicted of attempting to pervert the course of justice over. AP
Charlie Sheen Charlie Sheen got his mugshot taken following his recent arrest on domestic violence charges - but he's just the latest in a long line of celebs to pose for the police paparazzi. X17online
Donnie Wahlberg Donnie Wahlberg was the new kid on the cell block when he was arrested for an alleged arson incident in a Kentucky hotel in 1991, although the charges were later dropped. PA
Heather Locklear Heather Locklear looks like one of those anti-drugs adverts in her mugshot, taken after she was arrested for driving erratically in 2008 - and although blood tests found no alcohol or illegal drugs in her system she was still convicted of reckless driving (while on prescribed medicine). Getty
Heidi Fleiss Hollywood madam and Celebrity Big Brother star Heidi Fleiss got in trouble with the law for a second time when she was arrested for illegal possession of prescription drugs and driving under the influence in 2008. AP
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Jane Fonda Jane Fonda was one of the biggest stars on the planet when she was arrested for kicking a policeman after being detained at an airport with a large quantity of pills in 1970. The pills later turned out to be vitamins - but at least she still stuck it to the man! AP
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Larry King US TV host Larry King was arrested in 1971 after passing a bad cheque, but charges were later dropped. Getty
Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Lohan had a bad year in 2007, with at least two arrests that eventually saw her admit possessing cocaine and driving under the influence - leading to a day in jail and 10 days community service. AP
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