One Richmond People’s Party of Canada (PPC) candidate was on social media promoting an anti-vaccine rally that targeted Vancouver General Hospital (VGH).
Jennifer Singh, who is running as the PPC candidate in Steveston-Richmond East, promoted the rally on Twitter and Instagram, saying “My body my choice.”
The poster for the Sept. 1 rally – which she posted – states “Stand together reject tyranny of mandatory vaccines.”
In fact, vaccines are not mandatory in B.C. but the provincial government will be requiring proof of vaccination for some non-essential events starting Sept. 13.
About a thousand people turned up at the rally. Some were wearing Q-Anon shirts while some carried signs with obscene slogans directed at the prime minister.
There were anti-vaccine and anti-vaccine passport groups represented as well as PPC supporters.
After targeting both VGH and Vancouver City Hall, the protestors marched toward the downtown core.
Protests have been held at other hospitals in B.C.
The province has reported the vast majority – about 80 per cent – of people ending up in hospital with COVID-19 aren’t fully vaccinated.
- with files from Cameron Thomson & Brendan Kergin/VIA