[Epoch Times September 14, 2021](Reported by reporter Chen An) On September 12 (Sunday), about 1,500 people held a rally in downtown Calgary to condemn the mandatory vaccination regulations, including the city of Calgary. And the requirements announced by the Alberta Health Department (AHS) in recent weeks.
In the afternoon of the same day, the participants gathered in the city hall. Several people gave speeches. Then, the demonstrators marched through the city center.
Blake Williard is a retired Calgary firefighter. He doubts the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, and he hopes that everyone will not support organizations that compulsory vaccination.
“If someone wants a vaccine passport to hold these events, then I hope there won’t be too many people participating.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,444 people in Alberta have died from the virus.
The rally was organized by Canadian Frontline Nurses, and the organizers included two former Ontario nurses.
The organization plans to stage protests outside hospitals across Canada on Monday, including Foothills Hospital in Calgary and Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton.
Last Wednesday, about 200 protesters against mandatory regulations on vaccines gathered at Shanlu Hospital, and Dr. Verna Yiu, President and CEO of AHS, condemned their actions.
“I am aware of AHS employees being yelled and harassed. Some people feel unsafe when going to and from the workplace.”
After anti-vaccination rallies broke out in hospitals across the country, the Canadian Nurses Association stated that demonstrators put public health and safety at risk.
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