A Barrie anti-lockdown protest has attracted "hundreds of people" according to Maxime Bernier, who spoke at the rally. 

The People's Party of Canada leader and former Conservative MP shared photos from the event, where large crowds can be seen in the Ontario city. 

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Bernier tweeted about the protest, saying "Whatever the mayor, the police, the public health fanatics, or the despot @fordnation say, WE’RE NOT GOING TO SURRENDER OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS!" 


Photos also showed Bernier posing with an anti-lockdown sign. 

The crowds gathered at Meridian Place in Barrie, Ontario. 

Another tweet claimed that 500 people were in attendance. 

A flyer for the event, shared by Bernier earlier in the week, called it the Barrie Freedom Rally.