The ‘Freedom Convoy‘ has taken Canada and the world by storm for those fighting against authoritarian medical mandates.
Canadian convoys continue to form across the country and roll into some of the country’s biggest metropolitan areas.
Another anti-mandate convoy that’s forming is slated to roll into Vancouver Saturday morning (February 5th).
Vancouver is Awesome provided info:
Dubbed the “Stand United ‘The Media is the Virus’ Convoy/CTV Rally”, supporters will start out in Langley on Saturday around 9 a.m. The convoy will then make their way to Nanaimo St., make a left at East Broadway, a right at Burrard St. to arrive at the CTV Vancouver headquarters on Robson St. One plan is for participants to turn in forms of “media liability” accusations.
Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart made his discontent of the convoy quite clear in a written statement.
Stewart bluntly told anti-mandate protestors “Vancouver doesn’t want you here. Make your point and then go home.”
My statement on tomorrow's planned convoy protest in #Vancouver.
"As the Mayor of a city with an over 95 per cent vaccination rate, my message to the convoy is this: Vancouver doesn’t want you here. Make your point and then go home."#vanpoli #covid19 pic.twitter.com/6b3SFYCyW7
— Kennedy Stewart (@kennedystewart) February 5, 2022
Mayor Kennedy Stewart took aim at people planning a protest against ongoing COVID-19 containment measures Saturday. "Vancouver doesn't want you here," he said in a statement late Friday afternoon. "Make your point and then go home." @kyliestanton reports.https://t.co/SfFAl3gpPB pic.twitter.com/NxBPA0wE1L
— Global BC (@GlobalBC) February 5, 2022
— Bob Kronbauer (@BobKronbauer) February 5, 2022
Vancouver is Awesome had Mayor Kennedy Stewart’s full statement about the convoy:
This weekend we are expecting to see anti-COVID mandate protests making their way across the Lower Mainland, ending in downtown Vancouver.
As the Mayor of a city with an over 95 per cent vaccination rate, my message to the convoy is this: Vancouver doesn’t want you here. Make your point and then go home.
To prepare for this event, I have been briefed by the City Manager and the VPD Emergency Planning and Operational Section (EOPS). EOPS is closely monitoring the situation and taking necessary steps in preparation. I have full confidence in VPD Chief Palmer and his team who will be directing the response to the Vancouver portion of this protest.
The proposed route passes three important healthcare facilities. While every Canadian has a right to peaceful and respectful protest, nobody has the right to promote hate, jeopardize the safety of our communities, or interfere with access for patients, staff, or first responders.
Hate has no place in our city. We all have to stand together against hate in all its forms, including when it targets frontline and healthcare workers.
Mayor Stewart equates fighting for freedom against medical tyranny with hatred.
It sounds like projection for his own hatred of freedom and bodily autonomy like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Global News reported:
On social media, organizers instruct participants to adhere to speed limits and make room for emergency vehicles.
“Protesters in this country and in this province have the right to protest,” Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth told Global News. “But they don’t have the right to intimidate, they don’t have the right to harass people, to intimidate people.
“They don’t have the right to block people from going about their business.”
Maybe the ‘fringe minority’ will ‘harass’ people like this video from Parliament Hill:
Or maybe they’ll inconvenience them by organizing a soup kitchen in downtown Vancouver:
— Caryma Sa'd – Lawyer + Political Satirist (@CarymaRules) February 4, 2022
In reality, the only individual promoting hate is Mayor Kennedy Stewart.