Loblaws Were 'Truly Disturbed' By A Huge Anti-Mask Crowd At A Shoppers In Toronto

The company called out the anti-mask protestors for their 'selfish actions.'
Anti-Mask Protestors In Toronto Put Shoppers Employees At 'Serious Risk' Says Loblaws
Staff Writer

Loblaws had some harsh words for anti-mask protestors in Toronto after a crowd of them stormed a Shoppers Drug Mart at College and Yonge.

In a statement provided to Narcity, the company condemned the "selfish actions" of people who were protesting COVID-19 measures in downtown Toronto on Saturday, January 23.

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We have reviewed the incident that took place at one of our Toronto Shoppers Drug Mart locations, and we are truly disturbed by what we’ve seen. Loblaws

According to videos of the incident, a crowd of people marched into a Shoppers on College and Yonge street without wearing masks.

The group had seemingly also been protesting at Yonge/Dundas Square, where anti-lockdown protests have been going on for months now.

Toronto Police said officers arrested 10 people involved with large gatherings in downtown Toronto on Saturday, January 23, and they said 16 people had been charged with various offences including obstruction, assault, common nuisance, and failing to comply with the stay-at-home order.

Police did not provide any information to suggest any arrests were made at the Shoppers in question.

In their statement to Narcity, Loblaws said they would not tolerate people putting their customers and colleagues at "serious risk."

"We want to commend our employees for the actions they took to keep everyone safe, but regret they had to deal with this at all," they said.

Cormac O'Brien
Staff Writer