One person arrested after anti-maskers protest inside Surrey Memorial Hospital ER
One person was arrested after a group of people entered Surrey Memorial Hospital’s emergency room on Sunday afternoon and demanded they not be required to wear masks, despite not having a medical exemption.
The incident was captured on a livestream on the organizer’s Facebook account and shared across social media.
Surrey RCMP Cpl. Vanessa Munn said police were called to the hospital at 96 Avenue and King George Boulevard around 3:20 p.m. to support security staff, who were dealing with “five individuals causing a disturbance and refusing to leave.”
“While police were en route, they were updated that a physical altercation had occurred and a security guard had been assaulted,” Munn said.
One man was arrested and later released on an undertaking to appear in court at a future date. The rest of the group left. Munn said the arrested person’s identity would be made public when he has been charged.
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