For the third weekend in a row, anti-lockdown protesters in Toronto have returned to Queen’s Park. This time, the activists were singing the Canadian national anthem, and were claiming to be nurses and healthcare staff. Once again, some protesters held the Canadian flag upside down, and carried signs that accused Justin Trudeau of “high treason.”\nOn Saturday, anti-lockdown protesters gathered in Toronto’s Queen’s Park, for the third consecutive weekend.\nAccording to BlogTO, activists were carrying signs that addressed issues from vaccinations and firearms, to the economy and Justin Trudeau.\nOn social media, photos show one person carrying a flag that depicted a gun, with the words "come and take it," while another held a sign that read, "Quarantine is killing us. I am a nurse."\nVideos from the protest also show small crowds singing the Canadian national anthem, some also waved the national flag upside down.\nAccording to the signs, some of those protesting were health care professionals, including nurses.\nDemonstrators have been calling for an end to the shutdown of many services, including local businesses, public spaces and, according to the signs, barbershops and hairdressers.\nDespite announcements from the province that some services will soon reopen, it seems it's too little, too late for some of Toronto's protesters.\nThe 3rd #endtheshutdown protest in #Toronto happened today - a variety of groups were in attendance. (I am not in support or associated) pic.twitter.com/iVer9VDmek— Klara Quinton (@KlaraQuinton) May 9, 2020\nProtesters in #Toronto who claim to be #nurses and #healthcareworkers (unconfirmed) voice their concerns regarding 'collateral damage' from #Ontario #covid19 #lockdown such as delayed surgeries, mental health, and economy. May 9 #EndTheShutdown Protest.(I am not associated) pic.twitter.com/UEa3FTnNOy— Klara Quinton (@KlaraQuinton) May 10, 2020\nNew saturday, new anti lockdown protest in downtown #Toronto. Protesters sing the national anthem Ô Canada. #lockdown #endtheshutdown pic.twitter.com/VWMcjbNIij— Robin Pueyo (@robinpueyo) May 9, 2020\nPhotos from this weekend's protest show several signs referring to the federal government's recent gun ban.\nFlags and signs depicted pictures of firearms and weapons, with slogans such as "come and take it," and "God reigns supreme."\nOne disturbing sign showed an image of the Prime Minister, with the words, "HIGH TREASON."\nAn interesting variety of flags and various groups from anti-vaccination protesters to those against firearm bans at the #EndTheShutdown protests in #toronto pic.twitter.com/HsYygNbiUu— Klara Quinton (@KlaraQuinton) May 9, 2020\nThe 3rd #endtheshutdown protest in #Toronto happened today - a variety of groups were in attendance. (I am not in support or associated) pic.twitter.com/iVer9VDmek\n— Klara Quinton (@KlaraQuinton) May 9, 2020\nLast week, at the same spot, demonstrators were spotted holding anti-lockdown signs that read "I need a haircut" and "Sign up here to die for the economy."\nOther aspects of the protests have become increasingly controversial, as one activist offered "free hugs" to anybody who passed by, and others were flying the Canadian flag upside down.\nOne person at the scene last month also reported chants of "the virus is a hoax" and "fear is the virus."\n#EndTheShutdown protesters at Queen’s Park #Toronto braving the bad weather for the 3rd week! #EndtheShutdownYYZ pic.twitter.com/kRY1by7I2h— Beth Baisch 🦇 (@tuftedpuffin) May 9, 2020\nAn Ingsoc flag flies alongside the Canada flag at today’s #EndTheShutdown protest at Queen’s Park, Toronto. #EndTheShutdownTTZ #orwell #1984 pic.twitter.com/uxVWB5W6Fo— Beth Baisch 🦇 (@tuftedpuffin) May 9, 2020\n#Nurses at #EndTheShutdown protest in #Toronto say “the hospitals are empty” and worry about a “second wave” as in the “collateral damage of lockdowns” (postponed surgeries, mental health, economy) #queenspark pic.twitter.com/q7QBSpz0De— Klara Quinton (@KlaraQuinton) May 9, 2020\nRecently, Premier Doug Ford was asked about the anti-lockdown protests that have occurred in Ontario in recent weeks.\nSpeaking on April 25, Ford blasted the "bunch of yahoos" that were involved.\nThe Ontario Premier described the demonstrator’s actions as “irresponsible, reckless and selfish."\nMouvement d'autant plus compliqué à cerner qu'il rassemble nombreux groupes bien distincts : anti-communistes, pros armes à feu, anti-5G, d'autres pour le droit de disposer de son corps.. Un vaste mélange d'idées majoritairement conservatives et donc de droite. #Toronto #Covid_19 pic.twitter.com/f0TQgIcqzP— Robin Pueyo (@robinpueyo) May 10, 2020\nAn interesting variety of flags and various groups from anti-vaccination protesters to those against firearm bans at the #EndTheShutdown protests in #toronto pic.twitter.com/HsYygNbiUu\n— Klara Quinton (@KlaraQuinton) May 9, 2020\n#EndTheShutdown protesters in #toronto sing Canadian National anthem and wave Canadian flags upside down. pic.twitter.com/ABv0Qa0Khm— Klara Quinton (@KlaraQuinton) May 9, 2020\nThe protests continue despite the province starting to make moves to gradually reopen the economy.\nEarlier this week, Doug Ford announced that several businesses would be reopening, including retail stores able to open out onto the street.\nStores like Canadian Tire have also been given the go-ahead to reopen physical stores.\n"There's no one that wants to open up the economy more than I do, and everyone else," Ford explained last month, "but we're going to do it responsibly."\n*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.