Protesters in Vernon and Kelowna Call for End of COVID-19 Closures – Vernon Morning Star


Protesters returned to Polson Park in Vernon, this time in greater numbers.

More than 30 people gathered in the park next to Highway 97A on Saturday afternoon, May 9, where they protested on a range of topics, including the shutdowns related to the COVID pandemic -19.

The demonstrations are a continuation of the picketing which took place on May 6 in the same district of the city, organized in a Facebook post created in the Vernon and Area Community Forum by Allysha Pomeroy.

More than a dozen people gathered for the occasion, holding up signs saying “Trudeau is a traitor” and “no vaccines, no microchips”. Others have protested recent federal gun control measures against the use of 5G cell technology.

“There will always be viruses around,” said protester Cindy Anderson. “Why is the government changing our way of life so much?” Anderson, who was present with her children at the demonstration on Saturday, said she was particularly indignant at the closure of schools across the country.

It was not the only protest in the Okanagan region on Saturday. In Kelowna, a group of more than 10 people gathered outside City Hall to call for an end to the closures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

Like the Vernon group, the targets of the Kelowna protesters were scattered. Vaccinations and 5G were among the issues raised during the road rally, which included signs with messages such as “free the healthy, quarantine the sick” and “my body, my choice; no vaccines or fleas. ”

Brendan Shykora


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