Oshawa People’s Party candidate arrested in Tim Hortons after self-described “Rosa Parks moment”

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Published September 22, 2021 at 6:22 pm

Darryl Mackie, who ran under the People’s Party of Canada in this week’s election, has been arrested after a planned stunt at an Oshawa Tim Hortons Wednesday morning.

Mackie announced on Twitter he was going to the Thornton Road Tim Horton’s around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. “It’s time for our Rosa Parks moment…,” he tweeted.

That prompted a number of quick reponses from people, including this one from a man named Jonathan. “Are you saying that your persecution … is somehow comparable to what African Americans endured as they battled for Civil Rights?”

Hours later Mackie posted a video of what called his “sit-in against segregation.” He is shown without a mask,  in violation of Ontario Health regulations.

Staff at the restaurant called police after Mackie refused to leave. He has been charged with trespassing and “failure to leave a premises.”

More than 3,800 people voted for Mackie Monday.

 

 

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