A much publicized rally, planned for later this week, has received condemnation from many community members, Algoma Public Health and Sault Police Services.
To that list you can now add Mayor Provenzano.
In a statement to SaultOnline, he hopes people will respect the laws currently in place.
“I completely support the message issued by the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and Algoma Public Health. We all have an important role to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19, and this specifically includes avoiding public gatherings at this time,” said Provenzano.
“Many of us and our fellow community members have made difficult sacrifices to protect each other throughout the pandemic. Out of respect for those sacrifices and the provincial law, I urge people not to act in a manner that would jeopardize the health and safety of themselves and their fellow citizens.”
The peaceful assembly is planned for noon on Friday at Bellevue Park. A Facebook Page for the rally has over 1500 members and the page states the reason for the assembly.
“We have rights, we have lives, we have children, we have jobs, we have futures, and most importantly… we have rights,” says the about page. “Slowly we are seeing all of them get limited, sacrificed, destroyed, and violated. This event will be peaceful. A chance for children to have something normal, something social, to have fun.”
SaultOnline and ONNtv will be on site Friday providing live coverage of the assembly. Follow our coverage starting at 12 p.m..