Fourth protest against lockdowns held downtown Orangeville

April 29, 2021   ·   0 Comments

By Sam Odrowski

A group of five stood at the corner of Broadway and First Street on Sunday (April 25), in front of the CIBC Bank, holding up signs protesting the COVID-19 restrictions and advice of Public Health.

This is the fourth anti-lockdown protest held in Orangeville, with the first one taking place on April 11, which saw over 100 people attend. The second was held on April 18 and was much smaller in size, with about 20 people. Last Thursday, April 22, the third one was held outside of Syliva Jones office and a small group gathered there for a couple hours. It is not yet known if another protest will be held this Sunday.

The alleged protest organizer has been charged twice with failing to comply with an order made during a declared emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA).

It is not yet known if further charges have been laid following the third and fourth protests.

Fines are $750 for failing to comply with an order and/or $1,000 for preventing others (including individuals, employees or other workers) from following an order. Maximum fines for individuals are up $100,000 and $10 million for a corporation. Failure to follow the rules can result in prosecution or jail time

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