No More Lockdowns will be holding a protest in Bancroft this Saturday at the Old Train Station.

Organizer Wilma Brethour says they are protesting the lockdowns because they are damaging to the town and the community as a whole. Brethour cited reasons such as closures of small businesses, the separation of families, the increased need for mental health access and many other reasons to be opposed to the lockdowns.

Brethour says that it is not an anti-mask protest, rather one against the curbing of freedoms. She hopes that people will respect others’ rights to social distance or not, and that the protest comes down to the rights of individuals to make choices. She says the rights to make these choices are part of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.