Coronavirus: Dozens of people show up at anti-mask rally in Moncton, NB – New Brunswick


Dozens of people showed up at a rally in Moncton to protest COVID-19 restrictions and a mandatory mask order.The New Brunswick government announced Thursday that masks will become mandatory in most indoor public places.

Protesters gathered on Saturday argued that citizens must stop listening to governments in order to achieve freedom.

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Chris Sky, an anti-mask activist, reportedly planned to attend the Moncton event, but was sent back to the Moncton airport.

On Friday evening, he posted on Facebook:

“Shout out to the RCMP for escorting me safely to Toronto!” I’ll be at Dundas Square on Saturday October 10 at noon! I will also be speaking live to our friends in Moncton, New Brunswick!

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Earlier this week, Christopher Saccoccia, 37, also known as Chris Sky, and Jennifer Saccoccia, 34, were charged with breaking federal quarantine law.

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Police said the two were ordered to quarantine for 14 days when they returned to Canada via Toronto, after traveling overseas.

But on October 3, police said the man and woman were seen in a rally of 500 people against wearing a mask at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto.

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According to a flyer for the Moncton event that circulated on social media earlier this week, the event was hosted by Jennifer Saccoccia.

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Global News has contacted the Canada Border Services Agency and the New Brunswick RCMP.

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– With files from Jessica Patton

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