Lethbridge police charge organizer of protest against COVID-19 health measures

Police have charged the organizer of a protest in Lethbridge against mandatory public health measures tied to COVID-19.

2 tickets with penalty of $1,500 issued to organizer, who hasn't been named

Police issued two tickets to the organizer of a protest against mandatory health measures that took place Tuesday outside Lethbridge City Hall, shown here. (City of Lethbridge/Facebook)

Police have charged the organizer of a Lethbridge protest against mandatory health measures tied to COVID-19.

The Lethbridge Police Service said Thursday it had issued two tickets related to a protest outside City Hall on Tuesday.

Police said they wouldn't be identifying the individual as the charges aren't criminal.

The organizer has been charged with:

  • Contravening an order of the medical officer of health (social gathering) under Section 73 (1) of the Public Health Act, with a penalty of $1,200.
  • Assembly without a permit under City of Lethbridge Bylaw 5651, Section 6, with a penalty of $300.



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