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Montreal police handed out more than $400,000 in tickets at an anti-mask protest

Montreal police handed out more than $400,000 in tickets at an anti-mask protest
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Montreal police handed out over 269 infractions to protesters who gathered in Montreal Sunday afternoon and marched through the city protesting the provincial regulations enacted during the pandemic to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

According to the SPVM, police issued more than $400,000 in tickets to anti-mask demonstrators, each costing the recipient a total of $1,546.

The march began at 12:30 p.m. on Sherbrooke St. at McGill College Ave. with protesters heading towards Parc Lafontaine where they stayed until the protest ended at around 5 p.m.

In total, Montreal police handed out 353 tickets or general infraction reports throughout all of last week. Police say they inspected two bars, 3,686 businesses, and 107 other sites, following complaints and concerns from citizens.

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