On Saturday afternoon, May 15, the streets of downtown Toronto, Canada were flooded with thousands of protesters. Protesters denounced Canada’s Trudeau government for blockading the city and restricting people’s freedom to live by forbidding them to buy any goods other than food.
Crowds grew as protesters chanted slogans against the blockade in Toronto’s Queen’s Park. There was also a group from the Police On Guard For Thee police department. The group is suing the government over the unconstitutional blockade. Police Officer Rob Stocky told the rally that we were right, the lockdown was wrong and that in the future of history people will see that we are on the side of justice. “We stand with you, we stand shoulder to shoulder against tyranny.”
Rob Stocky also said 90 police officers have hired constitutional lawyers and they are suing Canadian Ontario Premier Doug Ford.
Max Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, also came to the rally. He said the blockade is not working for the virus and should be stopped. He said, “We can’t fight the virus with a blockade, this is the first time in the world that a blockade has been used to kill a virus, we know how to do that, we need to protect the elderly, the elderly are weaker, we need to open up the economy, everyone must be free to do whatever they want.”
According to Voice of Hope reporters on the scene, thousands of people at the huge rally were not wearing masks and no journalists from the mainstream media were seen at the event.
Doug Forden, premier of Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, imposed a four-week “stay-at-home” order on May 8 and ordered non-essential retailers to suspend in-store sales.
On May 13, Doug Ford established stricter lockout restrictions, extending the “home order” that was supposed to expire on May 20 by two weeks until midnight on June 2. This means that this round of Ontario homebound orders will last for eight weeks.
The “home order” requires people to go out to gather, shut down or semi-shut down a large number of businesses and services, and maintain only the basic operations of society, except for reasons such as work, buying basic necessities, exercise and medical care.