A roadside anti-mask protest held in Nanaimo landed one person a fine that totalled over $2,000 on Sunday.
Nanaimo RCMP says approximately 15 to 30 people held an anti-mask protest at the corner of Aulds Road and Island Highway North — near the Great Canadian Oil Change — on Sunday at around 12 p.m.
Sgt. Mike Eggen of the Nanaimo RCMP told CHEK News that officers attended and issued one individual a $2,300 fine for violating public health orders around gatherings under the COVID-19 Related Measures Act.
A posting on Facebook called the event “Nanaimo Freedom Rallies First Protest” and encouraged people to show up and protest against “Bonnie Henry’s unjust COVID laws.”
The event’s description on Facebook also told potential attendees that if they have an occupation where their participation could get them fired, they should “wear a mask” and take precautions to remain anonymous.