Charges laid following Hugs Over Masks protest at Hamilton City Hall

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Published May 9, 2021 at 6:42 pm

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Hamilton police say they’ve laid charges following an anti-mask protest this afternoon.

Around noon today, Hugs Over Masks protesters attended the forecourt of City Hall to protest current COVID restrictions.

“All individuals involved were not wearing a face covering,” said police.

“The City of Hamilton By-Law Enforcement and Hamilton Police attended the event and confirmed that the individuals were in violation.”

Police didn’t specify how many people were charged due to the event.

Hugs Over Masks protestors in Hamilton have been hit with charges before, including for a similar protest at City Hall back in February.

“Hamilton Police are reminding the public that participation in such events could result in charges being laid pursuant to the Reopening Ontario Act,” police said.

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