Protesters Gather to Support Restaurant Owner Defying Lockdown Orders in Ontario

A group of demonstrators gathered outside a local restaurant to support the business owner who defied lockdown provincial orders and opened for business in the Canadian province of Ontario on April 6, local reports said.

Footage shared live on Facebook by Henry Hildebrandt shows the protesters outside Family Kitchen restaurant in Leamington, Ontario.

The business owner said that the restaurant had been open for dine-in restaurant during regular business hours since February, a local news website reported.

Ontario issued a province-wide emergency brake shutdown on April 1, wherein restaurants were prohibited from in-person dining and were allowed to be open for takeout and delivery only, the same source reported. Credit: Pastor Henry Hildebrandt via Storyful