Video out of Canada shows another heavy-handed arrest of a citizen by a group of police officers for not wearing a mask in a Costco.
The video begins with half a dozen officers trying to subdue the customer outside the Etobicoke Costco in Ontario as the person filming tells the police he knows the man.
Customer in an Etobicoke Costco is arrested and hauled away by cops for not wearing a mask despite having a medical exemption.
Allegedly one of the managers of the store is detaining the man alongside police.
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— Efron Monsanto(@realmonsanto) January 15, 2022
The customer reportedly had a medical exemption from masks, but that didn’t stop the police from arresting the individual.
This comes as renewed COVID restrictions went into effect in Ontario last week amid rising Omicron cases in the province.
From Toronto CTV News:
The restrictions, a return to Step Two of the province’s reopening plan, include the closure of indoor dining, food courts, gyms and theatres, as well as lower capacity limits in most other settings.
Most personal care services will be allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity, though some settings such as saunas and steam rooms will have to be closed.
Social gatherings are limited to five people indoors and 10 people outdoors.