Sherbrooke Police arrested a man Thursday in connection with anti-Islamic vandalism in the Sherbrooke area that has targeted a Halal butcher shop since last July.
"I am happy things have calmed down, since the arrest was made, I hope it stays that way," said Abdelbari Souibgui, owner of Tiba Halal Butcher Shop on Denault street.
Souibgui said he believed the acts of vandalism were linked to the proposed charter of values, because they were not isolated cases and before the debate began he never lived though situations like this.
Sherbrooke police said they found pro-charter and anti-Islamic posters in the 52-year-old man's home when they arrested him Thursday.
Christian crosses, drugs and a computer were also confiscated.
The man was charged with public incitement of hatred and mischief relating to religious property, after allegedly vandalizing the butcher shop and a mosque multiple times.
The windows of the butcher shop were reportedly broken several times, with gun shots.
He was scheduled to appear in court Friday afternoon.