Charges laid with recent anti-lockdown protest in Collingwood

About 75 people attended the demonstration

Ontario Provincial Police have charged two people connected to an anti-lockdown protest at the weekend in Collingwood.

Approximately 75 people, most of them unmasked, gathered in the area of First Street and Hurontario Street on Saturday for the demonstration. Officers spoke to a number of protesters, most of whom were cooperative.

Two individuals were charged for failing to comply with an order made during a declared emergency.

Fines are $750 for failing to comply with an order and/or $1,000 for preventing others (including individuals, employees or other workers) from following an order. Maximum fines for individuals are up $100,000 and $10 million for a corporation. Failure to follow the rules can result in prosecution or jail time.