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Four of 11 accused in Indigo vandalism case make first court appearance

The 11 accused allegedly vandalized an Indigo bookstore in downtown Toronto on Nov. 10 and targeted its founder, Heather Reisman. 

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An Indigo store in downtown Toronto was splashed in red paint and plastered with posters targeting the company's Jewish CEO and founder. 

Four of the 11 people accused of defacing a downtown Toronto bookstore and targeting its founder made their first court appearance Monday — marking the start of legal proceedings for a case that has become a flashpoint in the city amid a spate of anti-Israel activism.

Nisha Toomey, Clement Cheng, Stuart Schussler and Karl Gardner appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice via Zoom on Monday afternoon. The other seven accused are scheduled to make their first appearance in court later this month.

Joshua Chong

Joshua Chong is a Toronto-based staff reporter for the Star’s Express Desk. Follow him on X: @joshualdwchong.

Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen is a staff reporter on the Star’s Express Desk. Follow him on Twitter: @bcohenn.

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