According to it, crowds calling for “rejecting the tyranny of mandatory vaccination” gathered at hospitals in Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops, and other cities. At the same time, the CBC notes that vaccination in the country is not mandatory for all population groups.
The largest protest was held in Vancouver, where, according to police estimates, five thousand people blocked the road.
The TV channel also reports that during the protest, a report was received about a case of physical violence against a healthcare employee. John Horgan, the premier of the province of British Columbia, where the protests took place, condemned the manifestations of aggression on the part of the demonstrators.
Earlier it was reported that Canada would oblige federal civil servants, passengers of planes, trains, and cruise ships to be vaccinated against coronavirus. According to the latest data of the Ministry of Health, more than 65% of the population has been fully vaccinated.