Masks burned as “act of civil disobedience” in Ontario town with zero COVID cases

Last Saturday, I caught up with some Northumberland County residents in front of Victoria Hall in downtown Cobourg, Ontario.

These residents have been opposing the COVID-19 lockdown measures at this location, every Saturday, since the middle of April. Most recently, they’ve shifted their focus to mask mandates in their community — a community that has almost no COVID-19 cases!

The individuals question the logic behind government restrictions while trying to educate the public on the difference between health unit “orders” and legislated law.

Some of their key points have included highlighting the faulty PCR tests and inflated or inaccurate COVID-19 diagnosis numbers, but they’ve also been demanding more accountability from their elected officials. They’ve urged Premier Doug Ford to address “Yahoo Nation” and his voter base… the same base now opposing his intrusive and restrictive measures.

I was able to catch up with a few members of the public who disagreed with the anti-lockdown protest. Many seemed unable to form concrete opinions aside from wanting to simply wait for the government to tell them how to act, or what to do, next.

The anti-lockdown demonstration ended with a symbolic mask burning. Many of those in attendance emphasized the importance of incinerating these biohazards and claimed that was the “gold standard” of disposal; especially if COVID-19 is truly as deadly as media and government claim it to be.

One thing was certain: with increasing chatter of another lockdown, this group doesn’t seem to be stopping their gathering anytime soon.