Demonstrations in the 6ix are apparently becoming increasingly unhygienic. On Saturday, anti-lockdown protestors returned to Toronto in order to speak out against COVID-19 restrictions. This week, an activist took things one step further, by licking the Sir John A. MacDonald statue in defiance.\nFour the fifth consecutive weekend, demonstrators gathered in Toronto’s Queen’s Park, to protest the government’s COVID-19 safety measures.\nWhile the activists have caused increasing controversy in recent weeks, things went one step further on Saturday, May 23.\nIn an effort to defy health recommendations, and to prove how unafraid he was of COVID-19, one man was filmed licking the park’s statue of Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald.\nAccording to The Post Millennial, the man said, “This is how afraid I am of the phony covid virus, just watch," before putting his tongue on the sculpture.\nHe reportedly went on to scream, "F*ck propaganda, it's propaganda, I'm not afraid wooo, big bad covid, it's gonna get you wooo, I'm so scared."\nThe person concluded by adding, "All you cowards out there, all you sissies ... Stop being cowards, stop being sheep."\nThe man was joined by approximately 400 demonstrators, who were carrying banners and signs, and chanting “end the lockdown.”\nToronto protester licks statue to make a point about... I’m not sure. pic.twitter.com/FODV44zvsT— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 23, 2020\nAnti-government protest in #Toronto (Canada)pic.twitter.com/jkvMUpHrko— Oh boy what a shot (@ohboywhatashot) May 24, 2020\nView this post on Instagram Protesting march at queens park today. Freedom is not dead. A post shared by Keith Komar (@libertykkomar) on May 23, 2020 at 11:50am PDT\nDuring the protest, many of those present ignored social distancing protocol, and were not wearing masks or face coverings.\nIn addition, those involved held signs which had messages such as, “F*ck 5G,” "We want our children to know we didn't stay silent," and “Work not welfare.”\nFor the fifth consecutive week, some people carried anti-vaccination signs, as well as banners with anti-government and anti-Trudeau messages.\nEven dogs were spotted with anti-lockdown messages.\nAt the foot of the Sir John A statue at Queen’s Park- anti lockdown protest is gathering again. Significant crowd. One woman here with upside down Canadian flag + 1984 flag told me she used to be a Ford supporter before Covid. No longer she says. #onpoli pic.twitter.com/mgt3LzU6u2— Harry "indoor extrovert" Lowman (@harrisonlowman) May 23, 2020\nProtests at Queens Park in Toronto keep getting larger every Saturday- pics of a couple of my fav signs #TrudeauDictatorship @fordnation pic.twitter.com/PlmZjPRXPA— Robert Stewart (@RDStewart123) May 23, 2020\nLatest protest at Queen's Park in Toronto included a march and people licking statues https://t.co/vvWqGiCqrf #Toronto #QueensPark #ONpoli pic.twitter.com/BpILP7AkSV— blogTO (@blogTO) May 23, 2020\nIn previous weeks, protestors came under fire for carrying the Canadian flag upside down, an act which led Ontario Premier Doug Ford to describe the activists as “a bunch of yahoos.”\nThose in attendance reportedly claim to be speaking out against the loss of income due to lockdown, as well as showing their support for small businesses and others seriously affected by COVID-19 restrictions.\nProtesters are starting to gather at Queen’s Park for another #EndtheShurdown protest! #Toronto pic.twitter.com/j0HiFQK4sP— Beth Baisch 🦇 (@tuftedpuffin) May 23, 2020\nFrom today’s #EndTheShutdown protest in Toronto pic.twitter.com/jm7QOE7FjS— Beth Baisch 🦇 (@tuftedpuffin) May 23, 2020\nThe protest occurred on the same day that 10,000 people reportedly gathered at Toronto’s Trinity Bellwoods Park.\nPhotos and videos showed thousands of Torontonians socializing in large groups, not wearing masks and failing to follow proper physical distancing protocol.\n*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.