Two people charged following anti-lockdown protest in Mississauga

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Two people are facing charges in connection with an anti-lockdown protest that took place earlier this month in Mississauga. 

Peel police allege that on April 12, 2021, the anti-lockdown group "We Are All Essential" gathered in the City Center Drive and Duke of York Boulevard area to protest public health restrictions. Police allege that over 40 people were involved and that attendees were not wearing masks and not complying with the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA) regarding gatherings.

Police say that a 38-year-old Brampton woman and a 47-year-old Mississauga man were fined $880. 

"Investigators are still in the process of identifying additional participants, and further fines are pending," police said in a news release. 

"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 bylaws. Tickets may be issued to individuals or organizers who do not comply with this order." 

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

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