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.
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!"
Hundreds of people protesting #lockdowns at the Freedom Rally in Barrie. Whatever the mayor, the police, the publ… https://t.co/n2tZ9Guz2V— Maxime Bernier (@Maxime Bernier)1618679238.0
Photos also showed Bernier posing with an anti-lockdown sign.
At the #Barrie #EndTheLockdown rally with @fordnation and @MaximeBernier https://t.co/iAt16rPJIz— 🇨🇦 René de Vries 🇳🇱 (@🇨🇦 René de Vries 🇳🇱)1618677994.0
The crowds gathered at Meridian Place in Barrie, Ontario.
Meridian Place Barrie ON Max on soon! https://t.co/mLf8C5yM6v— Ian Prittie 🌷financial bubble MC (@Ian Prittie 🌷financial bubble MC)1618678232.0
Another tweet claimed that 500 people were in attendance.
500 citizens are here at Meridian Place in Barrie to hear @MaximeBernier the leader of the @peoplespca and leader o… https://t.co/KoBGyx7wP8— Marc Emery (@Marc Emery)1618677013.0
A flyer for the event, shared by Bernier earlier in the week, called it the Barrie Freedom Rally.
Come meet me at the Freedom Rally in Barrie this Saturday (April 17)! #EndTheLockdowns https://t.co/yGeSoJH1Mp— Maxime Bernier (@Maxime Bernier)1618442776.0