Alleged organizer of Brampton protest issued summons for violating COVID-19 restrictions

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An alleged organizer of a car rally and foot march protest in Brampton was issued a provincial summons for violating the Reopening Act by Peel Region Police on Friday.

Organizers initiated the car rally and protest in the city on March 7, 2021, which is a violation of the current restrictions outlined by the province.

As a result of their investigation, a 22-year-old Brampton man, alleged to be one of the main organizers, has been charged by Peel Police under the legislation.

The Reopening Act is a flexible response to COVID-19.

With Peel Region still in the Grey-Lockdown zone, all gatherings, rallies, protests and peaceful assembly must follow existing Provincial regulations and City By-Laws.

Tickets can be issued to those individuals or organizers who don’t comply with the order.

“While Peel Regional Police recognize the right for our citizens to lawfully protest, we also have the responsibility to ensure everyone’s safety in the current pandemic and encourage everyone in the Region of Peel to follow the laws in place,” read the police statement.

“Any future protest events will be investigated accordingly under the Reopening Act. This has been and will continue to be our Service’s approach to support our community’s well-being and safety.”

A provincial summons requires you, or someone on your behalf, must attend court at the time and place shown. If you, or someone on your behalf, does not attend court and it is a set trial date, a warrant for your arrest may be issued or your trial may go ahead without you.

 

 

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