Police in Aylmer, Ontario arrested at least two people while breaking up a large gathering at a church on Sunday.
According to Aylmer Police, the service, which was hosted by The Church of God, openly violated the province's restrictions on religious gatherings. Police told CBC that over a hundred people had congregated indoors on Sunday — the outlet reports that masks and distancing were not observed.
"A church participant began to interfere with an Aylmer officer in the execution of his duties. He was warned regarding obstruction and continued to interfere. As a result, the male a 20-year-old from Perth East Township was arrested," police stated.
Another person was detained after they reportedly charged aggressively at a civilian reporter, and a warrant was issued for a 52-year-old female who intentionally interfered with police.
A third church participant intentionally began to interfere with another Aylmer officer and despite warnings, continued to interfere.