Lethbridge police charge organizer of protest against COVID-19 health measures
2 tickets with penalty of $1,500 issued to organizer, who hasn't been named
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.