Footage of Oshawa People’s Party candidate’s arrest released

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Published September 24, 2021 at 11:09 am

Footage of Oshawa’s PPC candidate Darryl Mackie’s arrest for trespassing has been made public.

The video shows two Durham Region Police officer’s cuffing Mackie in the hallway of a Tim Hortons. As he is led out of the restaurant, two supporters, also without masks, can be heard shouting profanities at the officers, saying they being treated as “second class citizens,” and calling the officers “gestapo.”

Warning: Frequent profanity.

Mackie organized what he called, a “sit in against segregation,” at the Oshawa Tim Hortons to protest Ontario’s vaccine passport and mask laws.

Following his arrest, supporters organized similar events in to disrupt operations. Some Oshawa and Whitby Tim Hortons’ closed their dining rooms as a result, creating massive lines at their drive-throughs.

Mackie was later released with a promise to appear in court. After his release he thanked supporters for shutting down other locations.

He made no indication of further protests.

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