Shocking Video of Calgary Police Arresting Outdoor Hockey Player Goes Viral

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An arrest took place in Calgary, Alberta that shows two police officers handcuffing a male who apparently was not following Covid protocols by playing shinny with a large group of people. 

Here's more from Global news who covered the story locally:

It started on Thursday afternoon when bylaw officers responded to reports of 40-plus people crowding the Southwood community rink and skatepark. The video shows one person down on the ground and several police officers around. The person in police custody is yelling profanities and said: “Where’s our freedom? These police are handcuffing me, we are outside.”

“They had him on the ground for six minutes, just frozen, cutting his skates off with a knife. They arrested him and threatened us saying: ‘We are going to give you tickets if you don’t walk away,'” Sanoubar said.

A 21-year-old was charged with obstructing an officer, resisting arrest and violating the public health act.

Calgary politicians have mentioned you are allowed to play on the outdoor rinks with your family members but having a large game of pickup is not allowed.

No word yet on if the 21-year-old will be taking legal action.

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