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Vancouver Protesters Just Held A Rally Calling COVID-19 “Fake News”

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Vancouver protesters broke social distancing measures, Sunday, to rally against COVID-19 measures.

Organizer Susan Standfield-Spooner led a group of about 14 people to Vancouver City Hall. Some protesters held signs, with one calling the virus “fake news.” The group included both children and seniors.

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Standfield-Spooner told VICE she believes the virus is real, but thinks the death toll has been exaggerated. She also said she thinks the disease is infectious, but not deadly.


Simultaneously, about 20 people gathered for a rally at Vernon City Hall, which was led by 35-year-old healthcare worker, Sylvia Herchen.


The woman told Vernon Morning Star that “the media and the bureaucrats have taken the opportunity of this new virus and done an experiment to see how docile we are.”

“Rational thinkers would think quarantine is when you restrict the movement of sick people,” she added. “Tyranny is when you restrict the movement of healthy people.”

The protest was meant to go on from 2-5 pm that day, but Herchen shut it down before 3 pm.

Standfield-Spooner said the Vancouver protest against COVID-19 measures was a trail run and a bigger one is yet to come.

Recently, Vancouver introduced $1,000 fines for people who don’t practice social distancing.

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