Seven charged in anti-lockdown protest

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – Less than a week after an anti-lockdown protest, seven people have been slapped with tickets in relation to the Cornwall demonstration.

The Cornwall Police Service announced this afternoon (Friday) that “seven organizers” have been charged under the Reopening Ontario Act after the Saturday, May 1 spectacle.

The two charges are failing to comply with certain sections of the Reopening Ontario Act and hosting or organizing a public event where the number of people in attendance is more than the number allowed.

As part of its policy, city police don’t release the names of people charged with provincial offences.

All seven people will appear in court July 13.