Protesters delay Toronto debate involving Bannon

Protesters demonstrate outside a Toronto Munk debate featuring former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and conservative commentator David Fru, in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Critics, who accuse Bannon of being a white supremacist, wanted the debate scrapped. The debate played out just ahead of the fiercely contested midterm congressional elections in the United States on Nov. 6. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
Protesters demonstrate outside a Toronto Munk debate featuring former White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and conservative commentator David Frum in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The debate played out just ahead of the fiercely contested midterm congressional elections in the United States on Nov. 6. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
Protesters demonstrate outside a Toronto Munk debate featuring former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and conservative commentator David Frum in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The debate played out just ahead of the fiercely contested midterm congressional elections in the United States on Nov. 6. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
Protesters treat their eyes after police use pepper spray on demonstrators outside a Toronto Munk debate featuring former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and conservative commentator David Frum in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The debate played out just ahead of the fiercely contested midterm congressional elections in the United States on Nov. 6. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
Protesters demonstrate prior to a Toronto Munk debate featuring former White House strategist Steve Bannon and conservative commentator David Frum in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The debate played out just ahead of the fiercely contested midterm congressional elections in the United States on Nov. 6. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
Protesters demonstrate outside a Toronto Munk debate featuring former White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon and conservative commentator David Frum in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The debate played out just ahead of the fiercely contested midterm congressional elections in the United States on Nov. 6 (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
Police and protesters clash prior to a Toronto Munk debate featuring former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and conservative commentator David Frum in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The debate played out just ahead of the fiercely contested midterm congressional elections in the United States on Nov. 6. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
Mounted police form outside a Toronto Munk debate featuring former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and conservative commentator David Frum in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The debate played out just ahead of the fiercely contested midterm congressional elections in the United States on Nov. 6. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
Guests of a Toronto Munk debate featuring former executive chairman of right-wing Breitbart News and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and conservative commentator David Frum, argue with protestors prior to its start in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The debate played out just ahead of the fiercely contested midterm congressional elections in the United States on Nov. 6. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
Protesters demonstrate outside a Toronto Munk debate featuring former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and conservative commentator David Frum in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The debate played out just ahead of the fiercely contested midterm congressional elections in the United States on Nov. 6. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
Protesters demonstrate outside a Toronto Munk debate featuring Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist, and conservative commentator David Frum in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Frum, 58, a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine, is a former speechwriter for ex-U.S. president George W. Bush. The debate played out just ahead of the fiercely contested midterm congressional elections in the United States on Nov. 6. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
Protesters are treated for pepper spray outside a Toronto Munk debate featuring former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and conservative commentator David Frum in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The debate played out just ahead of the fiercely contested midterm congressional elections in the United States on Nov. 6. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
Protesters demonstrate outside a Toronto Munk debate featuring Steve Bannon and conservative commentator David Frum in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The debate played out just ahead of the fiercely contested midterm congressional elections in the United States on Nov. 6. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
Police protect a line-up of guests to a Toronto Munk debate featuring former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and conservative commentator David Frum in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The debate played out just ahead of the fiercely contested midterm congressional elections in the United States on Nov. 6. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
Protesters demonstrate outside a Toronto Munk debate featuring Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and conservative commentator David Frum in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The debate played out just ahead of the fiercely contested midterm congressional elections in the United States on Nov. 6. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO — Police made several arrests as protesters delayed the start of a Toronto debate featuring former White House strategist Steve Bannon.

Toronto Police tweeted Friday there had been "a number of arrests" but no reported injuries. Bannon was interrupted by a protester during his opening statement of the Munk debate with conservative commentator David Frum.

The Canadian crowd laughed derisively at Bannon several times including when Bannon said he hasn't seen a bad decision by President Donald Trump yet.

When Bannon called it a tough crowd, one audience member responded "No, smart."

Bannon says next week's midterms are critical test of the movement but says they are just in the first inning of it. He believes the Republicans will hold the Senate but it will be a dogfight for the House.

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