- 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.
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