The Provincial lockdown didn’t stop at least 20 protesters from demonstrating in front of Victoria Hall in Cobourg on Saturday, January 16, 2021.
A municipal by-law officer watched from his vehicles as protestors, including children spent from approximately noon until 3 p.m. holding signs and shouting “no more lockdown – end this lockdown.”
Joshua Clausen said the protestors have been meeting every Saturday since March 2020.
“The goal of our assemblies is to raise awareness of our wishes to end the lockdown, the restrictions, reopen our economy, get local businesses going again and allow people to have freedoms and choices in their lives.”
Clausen said they are not denying COVID-19 exists or making it a mask or vaccine issue because they are personal choices.
“But there is a lot of other lives at stake here from depression and isolation.”
For the economy to work you need both small and large businesses to work collectively, “but in a perfect world I’ve love to see all small local businesses be able to open and then take corporate businesses and shut them down for six months and see what happens.”
Clausen said COVD-19 has been a “wake-up call for long-term care facilities” because they are one of the most at risk.
“But for the rest of the population it’s 99.97 percent recovery rate. And even with the vaccine they are trying to pump down our throats it’s 96 percent success rate.”
“If your own natural immunity can already beat this and you’re under the age of 65, then there should be no restrictions among the rest of us. We should be able to go on with our lives.”
Clausen said he doesn’t have a comment about wearing masks because, “there is still a lot of mixed arguments about that.”
With the lockdown stating that people should stay indoors as much as possible and to only go out for specific needs, Clausen said he’s never been concerned about police.
“I’ve never been concerned otherwise I would have never been down since week one.”
“Any charges that they try to lay against us, are Charter of Rights (which) protects our freedom to assemble peacefully, as long as we’re not causing a public disturbance which we are not.”