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Anti-vaccine order rally in Vancouver on Saturday to disrupt hospitals, officials claim

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Key takeaways: 

  • Rally is one of the multiple Canada-wide demonstrations against vaccine orders.
  • A convoy of cars at an anti-vaccine-mandate rally in Vancouver on Jan. 29, 2022. 
  • A similar rally is positioned to give key healthcare institutions on Saturday. 

Protests to begin in BC: 

Healthcare workers in Vancouver are bracing for trouble as an anti-vaccine order rally on Saturday is selected to pass essential hospitals and institutions. 

The rally is one of the numerous anti-vaccine order rallies in the nation, a week after, a similar protest caught hundreds taking to the roads across the region. A sign for Saturday’s march defined it as “The Media is the Virus Convoy.”  Source – cbc.ca

Counter-protests were scheduled on Saturday in Vancouver as citizens have condemned the police response to the Canada-wide protests. In a tweet, the Vancouver Police Department stated that counter-protesters had encountered the convoy on Terminal Avenue and traffic was at a halt as of 11 a.m. P.T.

Finally, the convoy is assigned to recompense in downtown Vancouver but give the Vancouver General Hospital, Mount Saint Joseph Hospital, and St. Paul’s Hospital. A similar demonstration is also prepared in Victoria outside the B.C. Legislative Assembly.

Also read: B.C. to declare the return of school-based sports games Friday

Anti-vaccine mandate protest to begin in Vancouver

Aman Grewal, president of the B.C. Nurses’ Union named the possible traffic trouble and noise caused by the protesters “inappropriate.” Source – cbc.ca

“Previous week’s disturbances affected our community in terms of our patients and our nurses who are at the health areas attempting to provide care,” she notified CBC News. Source – cbc.ca

“I’ve heard stories where, you know, it’s affected the patients who are just liking to go outside to get a breath of fresh air … there’s been ongoing noise going on for continuous hours.” Source – cbc.ca

Grewal stated the demonstrations were “morally distressing” for B.C.’s healthcare workers as the system was pushed to the limitation during the fifth surge of the pandemic. Source – cbc.ca

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