Multiple People Were Charged After An Anti-Mask Protest Broke Out In Ontario This Weekend

One of them could face a fine of $10,000.
Hamilton Police Charged Three Anti-Masker After A Rally Over The Weekend

In downtown Hamilton, a confrontation led to hefty fines on Sunday after police were forced to break up an anti-masker rally.

According to Hapilton Police (HPS), over 35 people gathered near Bay Street South and Main Street to participate in a Hugs Over Masks event.

The rally was reportedly held despite the organizer receiving warnings from authorities. 

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$10,000 Minimum fine the organizer could face

Three men were charged as a result of the demonstration.

The 26-year-old organizer could face a minimum fine of $10,000 if convicted for violating Ontario's Reopening Act.

Police are encouraging residents to either stay at home or follow social distancing protocols when in public.

The incident comes days after a Toronto restaurant owner was arrested for disobeying the region's new lockdown restrictions.

The dramatic altercation made headlines after the owner of Adamson Barbecue was escorted off the premise by police.

Patrick John Gilson
Patrick John Gilson was a Creator with Narcity Media focused on Ontario gas prices and is based in Toronto, Ontario.