Maskless bandits boasting on Facebook

By Matthew McCully
Maskless bandits boasting on Facebook

There is a movement across the province of self-proclaimed freedom fighters refusing to wear a mask in public places and posting selfies on Facebook inside stores and buildings.
“Ici je porte un sourire”, a play on the Quebec government’s “Ici je porte mon couvre-visage” campaign, is the catchphrase associated with the movement, which has several Facebook pages representing different regions of Quebec. Some are private, listing local businesses where people can be mask-free without fear of repercussion. Others are public and include posts of people photographing themselves inside stores, with a caption naming the store and the level of resistance they encountered from staff, if any, for not wearing a mask.

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