Charges laid following weekend anti-lockdown protest in Strathroy Ont.
Anti-lockdown protest in Strathroy, Ont. on April 15, 2021. (Bryan Bicknell/CTV London)
LONDON, ONT -- Strathroy-Caradoc Police services have charged and fined four demonstrators under the re-opening act, following a large anti-lockdown protest that took place in downtown Strathroy, Saturday morning.
Police said an estimated 80-100 demonstrators attended the Strathroy downtown core to protest the current provincial lockdown measures, many not wearing masks or practicing physical distancing measures.
In a statement, police said that some demonstrators left without further incident while others refused to.
A smaller demonstration was held on Thursday over COVID-19 lockdown measures, protestors were given a warning by police.
As a result of Saturday's protest, four individuals were charged with the above noted fine under the Reopening Act and face a fine of $880.00. A charge of unnecessary noise under section 75(4) of the Highway Traffic Act was also laid in relation to the incident.
The Strathroy-Caradoc Police continue the investigation.
Pending identification, further charges may be laid.