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No tickets or fines issued over anticipated COVID-19 health measures protest

By Lethbridge Herald on December 15, 2020.

The Lethbridge Police Service said in a news release it was encouraged by the fact that no tickets or fines needed to be issued at what was expected to be an anti-mask protest at a local business this past weekend.
Police said contingency plans were put in place and a visible police presence was established to limit the risk of unmasked protesters infringing on the safety and well-being of shoppers and staff.
However, no disruptive behaviour was witnessed. Those not originally wearing masks either complied without incident or never entered the premises after the mandatory health measures surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic were explained to them.
LPS added it will continue to monitor the situation, and enforcement of those City of Lethbridge and provincial health measures will be provided where appropriate.
Lethbridge police said it would like to thank the community for its co-operation and compliance as we work together to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

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