In a statement on Monday, the province said officers collected video evidence from the two rallies “in support of ticketing for non-compliance with public health orders.”
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“Officials say choosing to defy public health orders is a serious offense and violators will be held to account,” the provincial statement said.
“Investigations are continuing for all events and charges are awaited.”
Anti-mask demonstration in The Forks
Meanwhile, the province says justice officials continue to investigate a large rally held at The Forks in Winnipeg on April 25 that drew hundreds of protesters – most of whom were seen without masks and defying regulations. physical distance – as opposed to provincial restrictions.
So far, 20 people have received $ 1,296 bills as part of last month’s rally at The Forks, officials said. The investigation is continuing and further charges are awaited.
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The province’s release came as more than 100 people reportedly attended a rally against COVID-19 restrictions that was held outside the provincial courts building in Winnipeg on Monday.
The latest rally was held in support of a legal challenge launched by seven Manitoba churches battling the province’s COVID-19 restrictions.
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The Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms, a Calgary-based group representing churches, said the restrictions were unjustified violations of Charter freedoms.
Under current health ordinances, in-person worship services in Manitoba are limited to 10 people or 25 percent of capacity – whichever is less – and everyone must wear a mask.
Manitoba reports another death associated with COVID-19, 251 new cases
Manitoba health officials announced 251 new cases of COVID-19 and one death on Monday after four deaths and 554 new cases were reported over the weekend.
Since March 2020, 979 Manitobans with COVID-19 have died and 39,524 people have fallen ill with the virus.
–With files from The Canadian Press
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