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Protest held outside two Kelowna media outlets

Protesters are seen outside a Kelowna media outlet in downtown Kelowna Thursday, March 11, 2021.
March 11, 2021 - 11:50 AM

Anti-COVID-19 restriction protesters in Kelowna have shifted their focus from COVID-19 to two local media outlets.

The protesters typically gather in Stuart Park every Saturday to protest a number of things, including COVID-19 restrictions, vaccinations and 5G but today, March 11, those familiar faces were outside the offices of Castanet.

Roughly 20 people gathered, with no social distancing, across the street from the media outlet on Lawrence Avenue in Kelowna’s downtown. 

A protest also took place at the offices of the Daily Courier newspaper.

The group Common Law Education and Right Initiative, led by David Lindsay who has spent time in jail for refusing to pay taxes, is behind the protest.

Lindsay declined to comment.

READ MORE: 'She's a liar,' Kelowna anti-COVID-19 restriction rally organizer takes aim at Dr. Bonnie Henry

Protests have been ongoing in various forms since the COVID-19 restrictions first came down in March of 2020.

Provincial health orders placing restrictions on events and gatherings are in place until further notice.

The most recent data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control for the period between Feb. 28 and March 6 shows there were 210 new cases in the Interior Health region, down by 21 from the previous week.

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