Near 100 individuals attend Saskatoon anti-mask rally
About 100 people attended an anti-mask event in Saskatoon, including Maxime Bernier, despite public health orders intended to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The former cabinet minister attended less than 24 hours after Regina police issued him a ticket to attend a similar event. He shook hands, posed for photos, and hugged others.
A janitor from a local elementary school who had previously come under fire for his views and participation in anti-masking events from parents was present again.
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Including a former Saskatoon police officer who quit last month when he was seen at the anti-mask “Children’s Carnival” event.
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And so one man wore a white supremacist flag – a black and white flag with a symbol popular with white supremacists, according to a database of the Anti-Defamation League, an American anti-hate organization.
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Saskatoon police cordoned off streets around the Vimy Memorial where the anti-maskers met. Officers stood guard behind several barricades.
The SPS has not disclosed whether the officers have still issued tickets for this event. 35 have been issued so far during the pandemic.
Current provincial regulations limit outdoor public gatherings to 10 people.
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