Demonstration planned against pandemic restrictions

Anti-mask protest at Sarnia City Hall July 30, 2020 (Submitted photo)

Members of a Facebook group are set to take to the streets this weekend in protest against restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The group Questioning COVID in Windsor-Essex has announced a demonstration Sunday on the Windsor riverfront, to protest what it believes is gross government overreach in controlling COVID-19.

The Facebook group is run by Currie Soulliere, who organized a sparsely-attendedĀ mask-less shopping event at Devonshire Mall in August. A demonstration against COVID-19 restrictions also took place last month outside Windsor City Hall.

“The turnout at City Hall on September 28 was beautiful. Speakers against the indefinite masking bylaw called for you to join us in support, and you did,” wrote Soulliere on the Facebook page. “And now we need you again. Let’s turn up the volume even higher. We need you, your family, your friends, your coworkers, your neighbours and your pets.”

BlackburnNews.com has reached out to Soulliere for comment.

According to a printable flyer attached to the Facebook page, the demonstration is expected to protect against lockdowns and mandatory mask requirements. The group also said the event will speak out against claims of data misrepresentation, coerced COVID-19 testing, and other elements of the government’s handling of the pandemic.

The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Great Canadian Flag, followed by a march to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit on Ouellette Avenue and Erie Street West.