François Legault maintains that only a “minority” of Quebecers is against health measures, despite the demonstration on Saturday in Montreal, which brought together nearly 30,000 people who came to cry out their fed up.
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” All is relative. We see that a large, large majority of Quebeckers support the measures. No one likes them. Worse we are nearing the end with the vaccination. […] It would be unfortunate if in the last few miles, people were not paying attention, ”said the Prime Minister, who was at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on Sunday.
“You shouldn’t give them too much attention,” he adds.
Without a mask in the metro
Tens of thousands of people from across the province gathered on Saturday to march against health rules near the Olympic Stadium. It was the biggest mobilization against the rules since the start of the pandemic.
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Several videos are circulating on the web in which we see demonstrators partying in the metro. Most of them do not have a mask and do not respect physical distancing.
“We will follow that and ensure that there are tickets given as much as possible,” said Mr. Legault.
He also asks the demonstrators to show solidarity with other Quebecers.
“I can understand that people are fed up after a year of the pandemic and that they would like to have more freedoms. On the other hand, we must understand that when we ask people to wear a mask, it is first and foremost to protect others, ”said the Prime Minister.
“I think we have to show a minimum of solidarity in a context where this virus is dangerous,” he continues. We have had more than 10,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic. “
At least 28 statements of offense under the Public Health Act were submitted Sunday, according to the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM).
Four people were arrested, in particular for obstructing the work of the police, non-compliance with conditions and armed assault. The SPVM also opened nine investigations into criminal acts, such as assault and threats.