Thousands of people demonstrated on Wednesday afternoon in front of several hospitals to protest the introduction of the vaccine passport in British Columbia.
The demonstrators in particular denounced the “tyranny of compulsory vaccinations” and described the permissibility of vaccination as “discrimination”.
In Vancouver, about 5,000 protesters gathered in front of General Hospital before heading toward city hall, according to the police force, citing Global News.
Other protests broke out outside the Legislative Assembly in Victoria and outside hospitals in Kamloops and Prince George.
Health care workers have been assaulted by protesters who have also blocked access to health facilities, according to Island Health, the Vancouver Island health authority.
“What happened to our healthcare teams today is unacceptable to me or to the people and communities they serve,” Island Health President and CEO Kathy McNeil said in a statement.
For his part, British Columbia Prime Minister John Horgan denounced the protesters’ “harassment” of health care workers.
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