Anti-lockdown protesters rally at Manitoba Legislature
A crowd descended on the Manitoba Legislature Building Saturday afternoon, demanding an end to the COVID-19 quarantine.
Led by Gerry Bohemier, a retired chiropractor, the protest of more than 100 people, is the largest seen in the province in months.
We don’t want this kind of lockdown and assassination on our economy like we’re seeing right now,” said Bohemier.
The province has begun reopening some businesses, but protesters want restrictions fully lifted.
“Who are at risk? The elderly? The immune-compromised? Protect them, isolate them,” said Ron Curtis Spenchuk, a demonstrator at the protest.
The rally in Winnipeg remained peaceful but did attract a few counter-protesters.
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