March held to protest COVID-19 restrictions raises concerns about racism in Alberta

March held to protest COVID-19 restrictions raises concerns about racism in Alberta
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A rally and march through downtown Edmonton Saturday, held in opposition to COVID-19 measures, is now raising concerns about racism.

The march was part of duelling protests in front of the legislature — one for and one against Alberta’s COVID-19 public-health orders, which ban visitors inside households and restrict outdoor gatherings to no more than 10. Most businesses must operate at reduced capacity.

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Edmonton police said four officers were assaulted during the protests and one organizer was arrested for causing a disturbance.

Afterwards, participants against pandemic restrictions, some carrying torches despite warm temperatures, paraded through the…



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