Sarnia police ticket a dozen city hall lockdown protesters

Lockdown Protest Sign (BlackburnNews.com photo)

Sarnia police have charged 12 people in connection with Saturday lockdown protests at city hall this month.

Police said each of them was issued an $880 ticket for violating the Reopening Act of Ontario April 24, and several received second tickets for a gathering on April 17.

While trying to educate and warn those attending the protests, police said officers have been met with resistance and a lack of willingness to comply.

They said they will continue to approach the protests in a balanced manner, and hope individuals try to understand the need to protect everyone in the community.

Further charges are expected pending identification of others in attendance.