Meet the Strange and Mysterious Group Organizing Anti-Lockdown Protests Across Canada - 2020-04-28
You've probably never heard of the "Free North Patriots" before, but in only two weeks, the group seemingly appeared out of thin air to organize several protests in cities across Canada against the COVID-19 lockdown.
Last weekend, an anti-lockdown protest in Toronto received extensive media coverage as dozens flouted public health rules and marched on Queen's Park. Ontario Premier Doug Ford later described the group as a "bunch of yahoos."
"They are breaking the law and putting everyone in jeopardy," Ford said.
But it's tricky figuring out who the "Free North Patriots" really are and what they're really up to — the group's responses to questions contain numerous inconsistencies and their leader operates under multiple names.