Two people charged following protest in Mississauga

Published May 14, 2021 at 8:52 pm

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Police say two men are facing charges following a protest in Mississauga. 

Peel police say that officers have issued fines against a participant and an organizer who allegedly were involved in a large and organized gathering. 

Police say that on May 13, 2021, a group opposing the province’s lockdown gathered at a park in the Dundas Street West and Mississauga Road area. Police say numerous people were in attendance, including some that were “not complying with rules in regards to gatherings.”

According to police, a 22-year-old man from Mississauga and a 49-year-old man from Toronto were charged with failing to comply with an order given during an emergency. 

“Under current COVID-19 restrictions, Peel Region remains under a stay-at-home order. All gatherings, rallies, protests, and peaceful assemblies must follow existing provincial regulations and city by-laws,” police said in a news release. 

“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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