Freedom-fighters Donette Simon and Shenel Williams found guilty of taking part in march

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Donette Simon and Shenel Williams, the anit-vax ‘Freedom Fighters’ have been acquitted of organising the protest against COVID-19 restrictions.

The trial concluded on Thursday.

While both were found guilty of participating in the prohibited event, they were acquitted of organizing it.

Each woman received a $1500 fine, due by the end of March 2024, with potential consequences of a four-month prison sentence for non-payment.

The protest, held on August 8, 2021, resulted in arrests after law enforcement used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.

The women were jointly accused of organizing a prohibited public meeting and participating in the event.

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