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A neighbourhood Canada Day fireworks display in a Toronto park on July 1, 2021.

Chris Young/The Canadian Press

Toronto police say they have charged several people who allegedly shot fireworks at beachgoers and officers.

Police were patrolling Woodbine Beach on Canada Day when they saw individuals shooting fireworks into crowds, at officers and horses.

They say an officer was struck on the head but was not hurt.

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A 12-year-old boy, five teenagers and two men are charged with common nuisance among other offences.

Police remind the public that it’s illegal to set off fireworks in Toronto public parks and beaches as well as extremely dangerous in crowds of people.

Officers and City of Toronto bylaw enforcement officers will continue to patrol and monitor beaches, including Woodbine and Ashbridges Bay, enforcing against fireworks and any illegal activities.

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