Antimask activists hold a dance party on New Year’s Eve in downtown Vancouver

Vancouver police noticed nevertheless a different gathering past evening of maskless people today thumbing their noses at provincial wellness tips.

Hugs About Masks activists promoted the function, which was billed as the NYE Freedom Rally Dance Get together, on the north side of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Citytv’s David Zura claimed that previous Vancouver Canucks nationwide anthem singer Mark Donnelly was among the people who done.

It came immediately after provincial wellness officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix claimed that there have been eight a lot more deaths that working day from COVID-19, bringing B.C.’s total quantity of fatalities to 901.

There are seven,803 energetic circumstances across B.C., with 374 people today in medical center and 76 people in intense-care units.

Video: Look at the New Year’s Eve countdown.

Some, like Vancouver journalist Bob Mackin, are growing impatient over the Vancouver Law enforcement Department’s refusal to intervene in antimask demonstrations, which are bringing people today from the suburbs into the downtown core.

Law enforcement arrested one woman who was climbing on a statue. In accordance to a VPD news release, she allegedly bit one of its members, ensuing in a charge for assaulting a police officer.

On Xmas Day, the VPD arrested a 24-12 months-aged man immediately after he regularly hosted functions in his downtown apartment. He is been charged underneath Part ninety nine of the Community Health Get, but the VPD did not disclose his identify in its news release.

Meanwhile, antilockdown activists are acquiring legal suggestions from Burlington, Ontario resident and sovereign-citizen advocate Christopher James, a.k.a. Christopher James Pritchard, in accordance to the Neet Newz web site, which tracks Canada’s antimask motion.

1 of the leaders in Canada’s antimask motion is previous United Church minister Kevin Annett, who was fired in the mid nineties immediately after accusing church officers of masking up genocide towards Indigenous people today on Vancouver Island.

On December 9, Annett issued a simply call to police not to enforce “unlawful and harmful COVID steps”. He claims that the novel coronavirus creating COVID-19 is no a lot more harmful than the virus for the widespread chilly.

In the earlier, Annett has discussed the chance of “trashing” COVID-19 vaccine provides.

Video: Kevin Annett urges police not to enforce COVID-19 steps promoted by wellness officers.

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