Barely fifteen demonstrators in front of Dr. Arruda’s house

About fifteen demonstrators opposed to public health measures because of the pandemic demonstrated Thursday evening in front of the house of Horacio Arruda, the director of public health, in the Laurentians.

Opponents of health measures and the obligation to wear a mask had met in a party store at 6 p.m. to buy balloons to mark the birthday of the number one in public health of Quebec.


The fifteen marchers demonstrated in order, chanting slogans, such as “We want a public debate” and “We live in a democracy”.

The latter walked for nearly a kilometer under the curious, amused or frustrated eyes of many citizens. Some did not hesitate to insult the demonstrators.

“You’re wasting your time. Do you have nothing else to do in life, conspirators? ” launched a lady after the passage of the procession. She didn’t want to be identified.

“It’s him [Horacio Arruda] leading Quebec, ”said Yoan Blanchette, explaining their presence in front of Mr. Arruda’s house. The man said he came from north of Montreal.


Another man who declined to be identified mentioned that 800 sheriffs will be recruited to carry out citizen arrests in the coming weeks.

“The sheriffs are going to have the right to arrest up to the RCMP my man. Do your research! Do your homework, ”he told QMI Agency. The latter mentioned that the elected officials were criminals.

Many police officers were present to supervise the demonstration. Several police forces from other municipalities were ready to intervene in the event of a slippage. The Sûreté du Québec was among the number and unmarked cars were on the scene. The Régie intermunicipale de police de Thérèse-De Blainville had prepared for the possibility that there would be a hundred demonstrators.

“Everything went well. It is a positive result. Everything was done in a peaceful and calm manner. The organizers kept their word. That’s what’s important. All’s well that ends well, ”said Éric Huard, preventionist-investigator at the Régie intermunicipale de police de Thérèse-De Blainville.

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Victoria Smith who hails from Toronto, Canada currently runs this news portofolio who completed Masters in Political science from University of Toronto. She started her career with BBC then relocated to TorontoStar as senior political reporter. She is caring and hardworking.

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