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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “VIDEO: BBQ restaurant owner defies COVID lockdown, arrested, hit with 13 charges and fines; supporters stand with him”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
A GoFundMe campaign for a defense fund for Adamson Barbecue has already raised a large amount of money
The owner of a barbecue restaurant in Canada remained open during the coronavirus pandemic, and defied government lockdown orders. Adam Skelly, the owner of Adamson Barbecue in Etobicoke, was arrested on Thursday and dragged away in handcuffs in front of a crowd that gathered to show support of his defiance of coronavirus restrictions.
For two days this week, Skelly served customers despite government orders to shut down operations, including a prohibition on indoor dining for at least 28 days. Early Thursday morning, police changed the locks to Adamson BBQ. Police completely surrounded the restaurant, even deploying a dozen horses to prevent Skelly and his patrons from accessing the restaurant. A crowd of lockdown protesters showed up at the restaurant to rally around Skelly.
"A 33-year-old man was arrested for Attempting to Obstruct Police. He has been taken into custody. More details will follow. Officers remain in the area. We continue to ask for calm," Toronto Police wrote in a tweet.
Video shows Skelly being taken away in handcuffs as the crowd yells in anger, "Shame!" One man got into a physical altercation with the cops and was arrested for assaulting a police officer.
Police literally have the building surrounded. Tyrannical BBQ at 7 Queen Elizabeth Ave. in Etobicoke. https://t.co/AMU6sjI9G3— LΞIGH (@LΞIGH)1606419107.0
https://t.co/NETIYwfPcz— Joe Warmington (@Joe Warmington)1606411345.0
Adamson BBQ owner Adam Skelly arrested at 12:25pm today, here’s another angle. He has a big smile on his face as he… https://t.co/7I9WysWFgh— Tina Yazdani (@Tina Yazdani)1606416762.0
Sad day for Canada. @ezralevant @joe_warmington @TheMenzoid https://t.co/T1cqtxeUPZ— Herbert RH (@Herbert RH)1606414154.0
At 9PM, the city has finally issued a press release about Adamson, detailing charges, which has some very unusual w… https://t.co/pTwqxCMbhL— Jennifer Pagliaro (@Jennifer Pagliaro)1606356822.0
#NEW: Adam Skelly speaks to Global News after getting released on bail tonight, said one of his conditions for rele… https://t.co/XVJ2Zr8qPX— Kamil Karamali (@Kamil Karamali)1606528481.0
Today I recognized Adam Skelly of Adamson BBQ for his courage & conviction. He tested the law & I encourage others… https://t.co/HoG9xrdYL1— Randy Hillier (@Randy Hillier)1606320482.0
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