Anti-maskers are threatening to shut down a Wingham restaurant this weekend “by any means necessary” after an unmoderated posting in an area FaceBook group spiraled out of control. A photo of a FilmThePolice.ca facemask posted in a FaceBook group went viral in minutes, triggering calls to picket the restaurant selling them, in an attempt to cripple them financially by scaring customers away. They are claiming this Saturday they will protest outside Buck & Jo’s to prevent any customers from entering on the busiest day of the week.
The threats included burning down the building, smashing windows, attacking family members of the owners, a dine and dash campaign and an organized boycott. “I hope your business dies and so do you”, “You must die, and die now”, “when we are raping your wife, who are you gonna call? The police won’t do a thing”, “How much ransom are you willing to pay for your children”.