Anti-lockdown Protest

City of Barrie files injunction against organizer of anti-lockdown protests

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The City of Barrie has filed an injunction to restrain the organizer of the ongoing anti-lockdown protests from co-ordinating, hosting and participating in any more gatherings on city property. The demonstrations, which have taken place around Barrie over the last number of weeks, are in contravention of Ontario’s current …

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COVID-19: 4 tickets issued for anti-lockdown protest in Peterborough, 1 for large gathering at park

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Police in Peterborough issued five tickets under the Reopening Ontario Act on the weekend. According to the Peterborough Police Service, four tickets were issued under the Reopening Ontario Act for an anti-lockdown protest held on Saturday, May 8 at Confederation Square. The protests have been held each Saturday. Police …

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6 charged in weekend anti-lockdown protest in Cobourg, Ont.: police

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Six tickets were issued following an anti-lockdown protest in Cobourg on Saturday afternoon. According to the Cobourg Police Service, officers attended outside Victoria Hall on King Street West, where a group of 10 people gathered to protest Ontario’s stay-at-home order and other public health protocols. Protests have been held …

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Protest against COVID-19 restrictions held at B.C. restaurant that defied health orders

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Several dozen unmasked people turned up to a protest against COVID-19 restrictions Friday evening, organized by a Vancouver restaurateur who made headlines for defying public health orders. Demonstrators bore signs with slogans including, “No dictatorship in Canada” and “Compliance is a noose.” Read more: ‘Get out!’: Crowd chants health …

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Coronavirus: Kelowna anti-lockdown organizer slapped with $2,300 fine

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The organizer of a Kelowna rally protesting B.C.’s COVID-19 restrictions was handed another $2,300 fine on Saturday for violating public health orders. For months, opponents of B.C.’s COVID rules have gathered in Kelowna’s Stuart Park. Dozens of people march through the city’s downtown core holding placards along Harvey Avenue. …

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U.K. soccer journalist mistaken for former Canucks anthem singer, Tweetstorm ensues

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A British soccer journalist found himself trending on Twitter this weekend, for all the wrong reasons. Mark Donnelly covers the Sunderland AFC football club for the Sunderland Echo. Read more: Anti-mask rally amid B.C. COVID-19 case surge ‘really concerning’: respirologist He also shares a name with former Vancouver Canucks …

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Coronavirus: 80 anti-lockdown protesters converge on downtown Woodstock – London

Coronavirus: 80 anti-lockdown protesters converge on downtown Woodstock - London

Apart from the weather, things stayed calm on Sunday in Woodstock, Ont., as dozens gathered downtown for a rally against COVID-19 health measures. The rally began in the afternoon and a saw a crowd of about 80 people huddled under tents at Museum Square as rain fell periodically on …

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Coronavirus: St. Thomas, Ont., police investigating anti-lockdown rally

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About 200 people attended a “freedom march” in St. Thomas, Ont., on Saturday hosted by a controversial pastor and supported by The Line Canada, a group that does weekly anti-lockdown protests across the country. “We’re basically a civil rights liberty group fighting for freedom in Canada, just wondering when …

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‘The utmost disrespect’: Doug Ford slams 2nd Toronto protest against coronavirus restrictions

A man speaks to protesters at Queen’s Park as the Canadian flag is held upside down in the background.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford criticized a group protesting coronavirus-related restrictions at Queen’s Park on Saturday, the second such event in as many weeks. Ford said he observed the Canadian flag being held upside down at the protest, which he called “the utmost disrespect.” “What just burns me up more than …

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