An Anti-Masker Got Charged After Breaking Quarantine To Go To A Rally In Toronto

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Toronto Staff Writer
An Anti-Masker Got Charged After Breaking Quarantine To Host A Massive Rally Downtown Toronto

Two activists are now facing charges after an anti-mask protest in Toronto took place over the weekend. 

A massive crowd of activists flooded to Yonge-Dundas Square in a stand against the Ontario government's emergency orders on October 3. 

The event was attended by popular activist Chris Sky, who also attended another protest on September 26.  

Chris and his wife are now facing charges after they reportedly broke quarantine orders to attend the event. 

The couple was said to have returned home from travelling abroad on September 20. 

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What Happened At The Rally?

According to Toronto Police, Sky, who’s legal name is Christopher Saccoccia, and his wife Jennifer Saccoccia arrived at Yonge-Dundas Square on Saturday for a rally that was attended by 500 non-mask wearing participants.

This action was breaching the Quarantine Act, which states that everyone must self-isolate for 14 days upon returning to the country. 

The anti-masker claimed in a Facebook post on Sunday that he was greeted by officers at the square.

However, Sky told Narcity that the charges he and his wife had received were a “political charade.”

“The ‘charges’ I received were a summons to court along with my wife for breaking quarantine on the 13th day in public to officially challenge the emergency order,” Sky wrote in his statement.

“They also spelled both of our names wrong again! The entire episode is nothing but a charade for political reasons," he added.

What Charges Were Laid Against Them?

Despite allegedly being confronted by Toronto police during Saturday’s rally, Sky didn’t receive his court summon until October 5, 2020.

TPS reported that officers served the 37-year-old and his wife an Appearance Notice on Monday, on behalf of a federal Quarantine Officer from the Public Health Agency.

Both Sky and his partner were charged with Failure to Comply with an Order Prohibiting or Subjecting to any Condition the Entry into Canada.

What Is He Planning Do In The Future?

Sky, who has shown no signs of backing down, has already organized a protest to take place on November 12, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.

The date of the demonstration is meant to align with the couple’s virtual court date, which will take place in room 117 at 10:00 a.m.

MAD along with two other anti-masks groups will also be hosting a Santa Claus Parade on December 5, 2020 at Nathan Phillips Square.

“MAD with "The Line" and Hugs Over Masks are giving the people the freedom of choice to attend a Christmas parade as it symbolizes a lot more than Santa Claus. We know this will be a huge success and greatly appreciated by the vast majority. We are literally giving Christmas back to the people,” Sky told Narcity.

Patrick John Gilson
Toronto Staff Writer
Patrick John Gilson is a Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Ontario gas prices and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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