A company in Joliet had to call in police reinforcements two days in a row this week to flush out anti-mask activists who wanted to make the news, so one of them is now being charged with a criminal offense.
François Amalija Bitondo, the leader of the anti-sanitary movement, went to Juliette’s court on Friday. He was due to appear before him on four charges this week.
According to Sûreté du Québec (SQ), Mr Amalega Bitondo joined dozens of anti-mask protesters who attempted to shop in Canadian tires in Juliette without a face covering, still mandatory, on Wednesday.
The police quickly evacuated the group. Then this group demonstrated until Thursday in the parking lot of the profession, while filming its sad scene, under the eyes of the policemen who were watching.
He was arrested and released on Wednesday with a promise to appear and charged with disturbing the peace. On Thursday, he tried again to enter Canadian Tire without a mask, although he was not allowed to return. Lieutenant Benoit Richard of SQ explains.
The Director of Criminal and Criminal Prosecution (DPCP) confirms to magazine François Amalija Bitondo was released on Friday under a promise to reappear on September 15. Until then, he is forbidden to go to the Canadian Tire in Joliette and communicate with the management of the company.
Eric Martel, Managing Director of Targeted Canadian Tire, strongly condemns the actions this group has taken before his company.
“Preventing honest employees from serving customers is a pity. Shaking the entire Juliet community for absolutely nothing is also. They can submit their demands in writing to the government,” he reprimands.
And in videos posted on Facebook, this scene aroused the discontent of many citizens, and they asked the protective masks to leave the place.
“Do you really have nothing better to do?” A discouraged driver called up Thursday’s rally group.
Jean-Francois Belleau, director of government relations at the Canadian Retail Council, is asking those who oppose the health rules to address the National Assembly and not attack businesses.
Bellow criticizes, “It is still shameful to see that certain groups can, de facto, attack a merchant who is simply enforcing the laws and regulations of the government.”
“To me, it is as if people attacked a restaurant owner to defend the cockroaches inside. We are witnessing here something that does not correspond to reality.”
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