Posted 13 days ago
An estimated 1,500 people attended a rally in downtown Calgary on Sunday afternoon to denounce COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including those announced by the City of Calgary and Alberta Health Services in recent weeks.
Organizers called the demonstration the “Frontline for Freedom” rally, saying attendees were standing with firefighters, health-care workers, police and other front-line workers.
Attendees met at city hall, where several people gave speeches before demonstrators completed a short march through downtown.
One attendee was Blake Williard, who identified himself as a retired Calgary firefighter. He said he hopes organizations that impose vaccine mandates lose business, and said he doubted the severity of the pandemic.
“If the people who are putting on these events want vaccine passports, then I hope that they don’t have very many people in the stands,” he said.
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