Video shows anti-mask protesters in downtown Vancouver on Sunday – BC

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A number of people took part in an anti-mask rally in downtown Vancouver on Sunday.Video shared with Global News shows a man at the front of the rally holding a sign saying “I’ll never wear the mask !!” And tell people watching the event to “get a more balanced outlook on life.”

Another sign read, “Stop the masquerade, we know you’re lying”, regarding COVID-19 reports from the BC government and health officials.

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The crowd also chanted “no new normal!” “

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A woman walks holding a sign that reads: “vaccines, choice not to force”.

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British Columbia does not need masks in public, but some private companies do require customers to wear them to enter premises.

British Columbia provincial health worker Dr Bonnie Henry has said she will not impose mandatory mask requirements in public places to help fight COVID-19. She would not rule out the idea in a situation where British Columbia has seen a massive increase in community transmission, but the option is not currently on the table.

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Henry said she continued to “strongly recommend” the use of masks in any situation where people are unable to maintain a physical distance of two meters. Non-medical masks do little to protect the wearer from COVID-19 but can play an important role in helping to stop the spread of the virus, according to the BC Center for Disease Control.

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Vancouver police accompanied the rally on Sunday afternoon. Global News has contacted them for more details.-with files from Simon Little and Richard Zussman

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