A wide variety of protesters came for the freedom rally in Vancouver, and it was hard to spot a single mask in the crowd of almost 1,000.
The event on Saturday, October 17, and Sunday, October 18 was against mandatory masks and vaccines, but the people who attended had a wide variety of interests according to their signs and their outfits.
Similar protests happened in other Canadian cities over the weekend, like in Toronto, where even the grim reaper showed up.
The protest mainly took place at the Vancouver Art Gallery's šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square.
Freedom Rally losers https://t.co/SBYHoUzu02— Kevin Cawthra (@Kevin Cawthra)1602977741.0
But there were marches that wound through the city shutting down major streets as well.
Anti-mask rally in Vancouver. Chanting "walking for your freedom" https://t.co/njkSoZuG7I— plan B(ecky)™️©️®️ (@plan B(ecky)™️©️®️)1602968364.0
There were people interested in conspiracy theories like 5G and QAnon.
#VANCOUVERFREEDOMRALLY https://t.co/G1NuReZwbV— 𝕄𝕖𝕞𝕖𝕕𝕚𝕥𝕠𝕣𝕚𝕒𝕝𝕚𝕤𝕥 💉 (@𝕄𝕖𝕞𝕖𝕕𝕚𝕥𝕠𝕣𝕚𝕒𝕝𝕚𝕤𝕥 💉)1603039761.0
They also had many speakers, including school kids, voicing their opinions.
11-year-old kid crushes it at Vancouver’s mega freedom rally https://t.co/xLzn6nhfRA— Dan Dicks (@Dan Dicks)1602965317.0
Plus, there were members of Soldiers of Odin there, a known white supremacist group.
ps Vancouver ppl the soldiers of Odin are at the “hugs not masks freedom protest” be careful out there https://t.co/90nEaWwTZi— Cas ✨ (@Cas ✨)1602982441.0