Downtown is going to be full of protestors this weekend as anti-mask protesters in Vancouver gather for a rally.
šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square at the Vancouver Art Gallery's North Plaza will be taken over by an event with a wide range of interests.
The list of what they're opposing includes lockdowns, mandatory masks, mandatory vaccines, and censorship.
October 17 & 18
B.C. Freedom Mega Rally 2020
Neither B.C. nor Vancouver currently have laws in place mandating vaccines or maks.
The event is partly a legal action fundraiser for Action 4 Canada, which they describe on their website as a "grassroots movement" that opposes "the destructive policies tearing at the fabric of this nation."
There will be many speakers over the two-day long event that will take over the city's biggest venue for protests.
According to posts on Facebook from one of the event's organizers, a matching convoy of protesters several cars long appears to be approaching the city.
Vancouver has seen anti-mask protests during the COVID-19 pandemic began and this one could be shaping up to be one of the largest.