On Saturday, August 29, thousands gathered on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario to advocate for freedom and to stand in solidarity with those around the globe protesting COVID-19 lockdowns.
Similar protests were held in Australia, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
The event was organized by The Line Canada, with the help of supporting activist groups including: Hugs Over Masks, The Canadian Revolution, Vaccine Choice Canada and Children’s Health Defense.
Despite the rainy weather, organizers from The Line estimate the rally at upwards of 6,000 people. The mainstream media predictably reported the attendance numbers in the “hundreds”, but photographic and video evidence indicates many more.
There were many interesting signs and opinions within the crowd, including those opposed to mask mandates, concerns about forced vaccination, skepticism of a “looming second wave” and the aversion to the increasing nanny state.
Attendees told me they're sure this movement against the lockdown will continue to grow as more information surrounding the real risk COVID-19 poses to the general population becomes known.