Thousands of stage protests in Toronto against COVID orders and blockades


Toronto — Police banned vehicles from accessing the area, and on February 5, the Ontario Parliament gathered thousands in Toronto to oppose the blockade and order of COVID-19.

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Protesters demonstrated on February 5, 2022, against the obligations and restrictions of COVID-19 for the reasons of the Ontario Parliament in Toronto. (Allen Zhang / The Epoch Times)
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Protesters demonstrated on February 5, 2022, against the obligations and restrictions of COVID-19 for the reasons of the Ontario Parliament in Toronto. (Allen Zhang / The Epoch Times)

The protest was one of several nationwide, including Ottawa, as part of a large-scale movement against COVID-19 restrictions, initially initiated by a truck convoy protest.

Police were blocking vehicle access to Queen’s Park to prevent vehicle convoys from accessing the site. Trucks and other vehicles parked away from the premises, constantly ringing what was characteristic of the county-wide convoy protests. A farm vehicle convoy also joined the protest in Toronto.

The demonstrators held a rally with a speech and walked to the parliamentary grounds.

Born in Czechoslovakia, Peter Karandisovsky (since he was split into two countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia) said he came to Canada for freedom from the communist government that ruled his home country. rice field.

“We support truck drivers … and they stepped in at the right time, we needed it,” Karandy Sovsky told the Epoch Times.

Karandysovsky stated that COVID-19’s obligation is an “authority dictation”, which is why he opposes it.

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Protesters demonstrated on February 5, 2022, against the obligations and restrictions of COVID-19 for the reasons of the Ontario Parliament in Toronto. (Allen Zhang / The Epoch Times)
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Peter Karandysovsky (C, with a sign) will participate in a demonstration on February 5, 2022 against the obligations and restrictions of COVID-19 for the reasons of the Ontario Parliament in Toronto. (Allen Zhang / The Epoch Times)

“I’ve been dictated by the Communist regime, and I know it’s not good.”

Rafael Malo, who lives in Mississauga, Ontario, wants to give people the freedom to choose whether to get the COVID-19 vaccine and says he wants to end the blockade.

“It’s been two years now, enough,” he said in an interview. “I have three kids, I’m here for my kids. The school was online, something like that doesn’t work. They need to regain their lives That’s why we are here. “

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Rafael Maro participates in a demonstration in Toronto on February 5, 2022, against the obligations and restrictions of COVID-19 on the premises of the Ontario Parliament. (Allen Chan / The Epoch Times)
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Protesters demonstrated on February 5, 2022, against the obligations and restrictions of COVID-19 for the reasons of the Ontario Parliament in Toronto. (Allen Zhang / The Epoch Times)

Mr. Maro said he would not stop the infection after discussing the requirements for booster shots regarding the COVID-19 vaccination obligation.

“If we don’t stand up, we can’t see the end.”

Similar protests as in Toronto and Ottawa have taken place in other parts of Canada, such as the city of Quebec and the National Assembly of Quebec in Alberta.

Anika One

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Annika Wang is a Toronto-based reporter.

Zhang Xiaolong

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Allen Zhang is a Toronto-based reporter.