VPD "aware" of Christmas-themed anti-lockdown protest

Nov 26 2020, 8:33 pm

The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) says that they’re “aware” of a Christmas-themed anti-lockdown protest taking place in early December.

On Saturday, December 5, BC Christmas Freedom Rally 2020 is scheduled to take place in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery. The event’s Facebook page says that the protest will take place from 12 to 4 pm, with a march with Santa scheduled at 1 pm.

Event organizers say that the rally will be similar to previous events “except [with] more emphasis on being joyous, jovial, and festive.”

A flyer for the protest says that it will include guest speakers, live music, a toy drive, and a kids corner.

As of British Columbia’s latest COVID-19 health orders, all events are suspended in an effort to reduce transmission and keep schools and workplaces open.

The order includes gatherings at hotels, bars, and movie theatres, as well as demonstrations and rallies of any kind.

The VPD tells Daily Hive that they’re “aware of the planned protest” and “will have officers on site that day to respond if anything should arise.”

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