2021-07-06 5:30pm EST
Currie Soulliere, lockdown resistance protestor and founder of http://StandUpWindsor.ca, was in a standoff in the Staples chain-store on Oullette Street with six police officers on basis of mask exemption, as the store manager had called them.
Give Staples a call and voice your opinion: (519) 966-9495. The Staples corporate policy is to honour mask exemptions, as was posted on their front door.
Currie had no phone but Derek recorded
nearly everything more than enough with 16 minutes, then waited on standby in the parking lot with Julian, their nearly 2 year old son. Derek took Julian home and Currie was taken to the downtown Windsor Police station to be supposedly released quickly. Currie was arrested for "trespassing" and "specifically because she wouldn't identify herself and said she'd come back to the store".
7:00pm and Currie seems not to have show up as Dawn, Don, and Ted have arrived at the police station in support, but her husband Derek says, "she's still in the station as far as we know."
The Facebook group folks are now discussing many independent press folks that will actually cover the story, among other things.
When called on the phone by Currie-supporters, the Staples office supply store manager, Steve, "pretended like he couldn't hear [...] and now he won't answer."
Some speculate the police were "just waiting to do this to her" but Derek said, "In this case they were just stupid."
Derek said, "It was a long standoff. They had to make BS excuses." The problem was the store manager. "After he threatened it, we told the manager to call the cops, and just continued shopping."
Video recorded of police interactions will come forth soon.
Derek "had every law ready on [his] phone when the manager said he'd call the cops. The one cop was amiable and it gave him pause [but] all others went, 'HURR DURR.'"
Sherri only arrived to witness the end, "There was one [officer] who was very calm and quiet and he sounded like he felt like an ass." It seems ridiculous that six police officers in three cars showed up for one non-violent non-mask-wearer.
Derek said, "The one [officer] started accusing us of effectively neglecting our child, and that we intended to start shit." Unfortunately Derek's phone died while recording and the file was not finalized, loosing that evidence forever.
Currie was released to Derek and a waiting group including, Dawn, Don, Ted, another Don(M), and Rob, who "also came to the station and were there when Currie was released. She was in good spirits when she came out."
Justin Reporting On The Release Of Currie Video 1
Justin Reporting On The Release Of Currie Video 2
We await further instruction on how we can actively help.
This post may be updated as events unfold.
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