François Legault maintains that only a minority of Quebecers who demonstrated yesterday at the rally in Montreal are against the health measures in place in the province.
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“I can understand people who are fed up with measurements. But the mask serves to protect others. […] You have to understand that. We have a duty in society, we wear a mask to protect others, ”commented the Prime Minister during a press scrum.
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“You shouldn’t give them too much attention,” he adds.
WITHOUT MASK IN THE METRO
Nearly 30,000 people from across Quebec have come together to march against sanitary measures near the Olympic Stadium.
Several videos have been circulating on the web since yesterday showing demonstrators partying in the Montreal metro. Most of them do not have a mask and do not respect social distancing.
“Several dozen people came yesterday from several places in Quebec. Now, we will follow that and ensure that there are tickets given as much as possible, ”says François Legault.
According to the Montreal Police Service (SPVM), at least 28 reports of offenses under the Public Health Act were submitted yesterday.
Four people were arrested in particular for obstructing the work of the police, breach of condition and armed assault. The police also opened 9 investigations into criminal acts, such as assault and threats.