Hamilton police charge 'Hugs Over Masks' protest organizers in two separate events
Hamilton police say they have charged two organizers of an anti-mask protest group for holding events that allegedly violated public health rules.
Police say the events were held in downtown Hamilton on Jan. 3 and Jan. 10.
The force alleges that 40 people attended first event and 60 attended the second.
Current provincial restrictions limit gatherings to a maximum of 10 people outdoors.
Police say they informed the ``Hugs Over Masks'' organizers that the planned Jan. 10 gathering would result in charges, but they went ahead with the event.
They say a 27-year-old man and 38-year-old woman are facing charges under the Reopening Ontario Act that carry a minimum fine of $10,000 if convicted.
Shelby Knox Speaks with Karrie Porter - St. Catharines City Councillor regarding threats local politicians face on social media and in public
Shelby Knox Speaks with CFIB Ontario Doubles Down Unfair and Ineffective Business Restrictions regarding impact provincial stay at home order is having on small, local businesses
Shelby Knox Speaks with Chris Richard - Personal Injury Lawyer Graves and Richard regarding impact COVID-19 pandemic is having on justice system/trial backlogs