Arrest made in UW poster debacle


It was revealed midday on Monday that Waterloo Regional Police had made an arrest Sunday after a series of posters and emails were circulated under the title “The Truth” since February.

34-year-old Zamir Nathoo of Kitchener, a graduate of the University of Waterloo, was arrested on charges of criminal harassment, personation with intent and mischief to property. He is being held pending a bail hearing.

The first posters, depicting Nobel Prize-winning physicist Marie Curie and a mushroom cloud with a caption disputing that women should be in positions of power, appeared on the University of Waterloo campus during the Federation of Students election campaign this winter.

In the months since, a steady stream of emails were circulated with similar messages from anonymous email accounts in the names of historical figures, most recently, Benito Mussolini.

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