Vancouver's Anti-Mask Protesters Were Chanting 'No New Normal' On Sunday (VIDEO)

Small rallies are still happening on Sundays.
Anti-Mask Rally In Vancouver Chanted 'No New Normal' On Sunday (VIDEO)

Months into the province's reopening and life returning to somewhat-normal, downtown was again filled with COVID-19 protesters. An anti-mask rally in Vancouver marched 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.

Editor's Choice:Canada's Salmonella Onion Recall Also Includes Salsa & Salads Now

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 making mask-wearing mandatory under certain circumstances when indoors. It's also mandatory for all Albertan students to wear masks when in class.

Vancouver saw a string of anti-lockdown protests at the start of the pandemic.

As the "lockdown" eased and the city reopened, it appears people have migrated to anti-mask demonstrations instead.

More from Narcity

Comments đź’¬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.

Loading...