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TPS Broke Up Two Anti-Lockdown Protests In Toronto Yesterday & Arrested The Organizers

Police say a third person was arrested for assaulting a police officer.
TPS Broke Up Two Anti-Lockdown Protests In Toronto Yesterday & Arrested The Organizers

Toronto Police announced that three people were arrested and charged with criminal offences after officers broke up two anti-lockdown protests in Toronto on Saturday.

According to TPS press releases, organizers of the two protests at Yonge/Dundas Square and Queen's Park were both arrested and charged with Common Nuisance.

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18 Fail To Comply orders handed out

A third person was arrested and charged with obstructing police and assaulting a police officer, TPS said.

Police also handed out 18 Fail to Comply orders for people attending the protests.

According to a statement from Brent Ross, a spokesperson for the Ministry of the Solicitor General, a Fail to Comply order can come with a $750 fine.

Police said organizers Lamont Daigle and Kelly Anne Farkus were charged with Common Nuisance and 22-year-old Conor Chappell was charged with obstructing and assaulting a police officer.

There have been regular anti-lockdown protestson Saturdays in Toronto for a few months now, but the TPS said officers will continue to disperse large gatherings whenever they find them.

Police officers across the province are now enforcing Ontario's new stay-at-home order, which came into effect on Thursday.

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