January 19th, 2021

Lethbridge police charge organizer of protest rally


By Herald on January 14, 2021.

Lethbridge police chief Shahin Mehdizadeh speaks to reporters Thursday morning. Herald photo by Ian Martens @IMartensHerald

The Lethbridge Police Service has issued two tickets to the organizer of a protest outside City Hall Tuesday over mandatory health measures addressing COVID-19.

The organizer has been charged under: Section 73 (1) of the Public Health Act, for Contravening an Order of Medical Officer of Health (Social Gathering) ) of the Public Health Act, with a specified penalty of $1,200; and the City of Lethbridge Bylaw 5651, Section 6 (Assembly without a Permit), with a specified penalty of $300.

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