Police fine people who allegedly participated in anti-mask protests in Mississauga

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Published April 15, 2021 at 1:23 pm

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Police have issued fines against participants and organizers who allegedly appeared at anti-mask protests in Mississauga last month.  

Peel police allege that on March 20, 2021, the anti-mask group “Stand4Thee” gathered at City Center Drive and Duke of York Boulevard. Police say over 100 people were in attendance and that attendees were not wearing masks and not complying with the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA) regarding gatherings.

Police fined a 30-year-old man from Lincoln, a 43-year-old from Burlington and a 35-year-old man from Oakville. The individuals received $880 tickets.

Police also say that another protest occurred on March 23, 2021, at Matheson Boulevard and Hurontario Street, where allegedly approximately 20-30 individuals gathered to protest the COVID-19 protocols for schools.

Police say the same 35-year-old from Oakville was issued another fine.

Investigators are still in the process of identifying additional participants, and fines are pending.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact investigators at the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453-2121 extension 1133. 

“Under current COVID-19 restrictions from the Province of Ontario, Peel Region remains under the stay-at-home order. All gatherings, rallies, protests, and peaceful assembly must follow existing Provincial Regulations and City By-Laws. Tickets may be issued to individuals or organizers who do not comply with this order,” police said in a news release. 

“For additional information on the current measures visit the Region of Peel website.”

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