Vancouver's Anti-Mask Protesters Were Chanting 'No New Normal' On Sunday (VIDEO)
Small rallies are still happening on Sundays.
Months into the province's reopening and life returning to somewhat-normal, downtown was again filled with COVID-19 protesters. Anmarched their way through the streets, holding up signs and chanting slogans. Participants also protested vaccinations as well as the information surrounding COVID-19.
On Sunday, August 9, a group of people took to the streets in downtown Vancouver, according to a video shared with Narcity.
In it, the person leading the march was seen holding a sign that read, "I will never wear the mask." A bunch of people followed behind him with megaphones chanting: "No new normal."
"COVID is a scam," read a poster one participant held up. "Take off your mask and smell the bullsh*t."
"Wake up, use your brains," another person shouted.
One marcher held up a sign that read: "Support the police." "You gotta do it," he said.
In the video, you can see a Vancouver Police Officer accompanying the rally on bike.
Vancouver does not have a mandatory mask policy in all public spaces. However, some stores require customers to wear one while inside, like barbershops and some grocers.
The BCCDC says that masks can act "as a barrier and help stop the spread of droplets from a person’s mouth and nose when talking, laughing, yelling, singing, coughing, or sneezing."
However, using a mask alone won't prevent COVID-19 spread.
"If you are healthy, wearing a non-medical or cloth mask or face covering is a matter of personal choice and it might help to protect others," says the health agency.
Meanwhile, in Alberta, Calgary and Edmonton have recently passed bylaws makingunder certain circumstances when indoors. It's also mandatory for all Albertan students to .
Vancouver saw a string ofat the start of the pandemic.
As the "lockdown" eased and the city reopened, it appears people have migrated to anti-mask demonstrations instead.