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More Manitoba groups plan COVID health restriction protests

By: Harry Callaghan
Posted: November 17, 2020 08:36

They include a rally at the Legislature on Nov. 21

Image - Hugs over Masks supporter - courtesy Vladislav Sobolev

It appears more Manitobans are becoming defiant of government restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Social media posts have popped up promoting upcoming gatherings in protest of health guidelines.

The group that organized the Steinbach rally - Hugs over Masks - are planning to walk into the Costco on Regent Avenue in Winnipeg.

A group called Manitoba Movements for Change is encouraging its members to film at hospitals - and a Manitoba Freedom Rally is planned for the Legislature this Saturday starting at 1:00 pm.   

Meanwhile, those who rallied in Steinbach last weekend could be facing fines. 

Premier Brian Pallister says people who engaged in what he called "stupidity" will face the consequences via the mail. He says licence plates could be used to get addresses so tickets can be sent out. 

Several hundred people attended the rally last Saturday with many not wearing masks or practicing physical distancing.

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