Toronto Anti-Mask Protestor Who Was Fined For Not Isolating Says More Rallies Are Coming
Chris Sky says his fine was unjust.
One Torontois taking a stand against quarantine rules.
Chris Sky, an anti-mask activist, has organizedagainst the city's new social distancing by-laws.
Most recently, Sky made headlines for receiving a $1,000 fine after he reportedly violated the Quarantine Act by refusing to self-isolate after a trip to Europe.*
What happened at the event?
A massive anti-lockdown demonstration swept over Yonge-Dundas square on September 26, bringing together hundreds of non-mask wearing protesters.
The event, which was described as a "Freedom Rally," was promoted heavily by Sky, who also spoke at the event.
"I went to publicly challenge the emergency orders. In particular, the 'mandatory' quarantine," Sky told Narcity.
Toronto police handed the anti-mask leader a $1,000 fine during the event.
Officers can be seen questioning Sky in a video on his Facebook.
"The police were waiting at young and dundas and tried to threaten and intimidate me from speaking due to my quarantine," Sky stated in the post.
Was the ticket warranted?
Sky told Narcity that he believed the ticket he received from the police was given as a fear tactic to keep people in lockdown.
"Any emergency powers act must abide by the charter of rights and freedoms. Which the quarantine does not," Sky stated.
He also noted that the ticket reportedly has his name misspelled, which made it "void and not challengeable in court."
Narcity reached out to Toronto Police, who stated that although no charges were laid concerning the protest itself, "a 37-year-old man from York Region" was issued a ticket under the Quarantine Act.
According to the federal government, anyone who returns to Canada after travelling outside the country is required to quarantine themselves
Will there be more events in the future?
Despite facing fines and backlash, Sky has no intention of slowing down his rallies.
The anti-masker informed Narcity that a follow-up rally is set to take place in Yonge-Dundas Square this Saturday.
The event will be followed by another "huge rally" on October 17 and a worldwide conference.
According to Sky, discussions will feature 50 speakers, including doctors and scientists. He will be the final speaker at the gathering.
*This article has been updated.