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