Calgary police say officer shook anti-masker’s hand for agreeing to peacefully end protest | CBC News
Calgary police say a video showing an officer shaking the hand of an unmasked, anti-mask protester captured the end of a peaceful negotiation — with no day-of enforcement despite a number of people breaking Public Health Act rules.
On Saturday, dozens of unmasked protesters walked through Chinook Centre to protest public health restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Videos of the event posted to social media show police officers escorting the protesters, and one officer shaking an unmasked protester’s hand and leaning in close, with an arm around the man’s shoulder, as the two converse.
Police said in a release on Monday evening that members from its public safety unit, beat teams and diversity resources team were in attendance, and that the diversity…