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Protesters march in Kelowna against 5G, the government and vaccines

June 06, 2020 - 3:40 PM

Around 90 protestors carried signs in Kelowna’s downtown Saturday, with messages like “No 5G, no vaccine” and “end the lockdown now.”

Organizer David Lindsay, with the Common Law Education and Rights Intuitive, said this is the sixth rally protestors have held to “end the lockdown.”

“We don’t agree with the new normal, as far as we’re concerned it’s a form of social engineering,” he said.

He claimed death statistics have been manipulated, saying the COVID-19 pandemic is not as serious as the province has announced.

“Why are they shutting down the whole economy? They have people living in fear,” he said. “There really is no pandemic.”

The province is currently in phase two of its restart plan, allowing restaurants, bars, gyms and other recreational activities to reopen with social distancing measures in place, but Lindsay said it's not enough, as they want to go back to normal.

He said 5G lowers the immune system, which makes people more susceptible to coronavirus, but didn't directly cite where that information was coming from, other than it being posted on the net.

New 5G technology has been installed in downtown Kelowna for what’s billed as a Canadian blueprint for collecting data on how people move about on streets and sidewalks.

READ MORE: 5G is coming to Kelowna with sensors at two downtown intersections

Sensors, called LiDAR, will be connected to the internet after being installed at two intersections along Bernard Avenue: one at Water Street and another at Pandosy Street. Three more will be installed at other Kelowna intersections later this year.

“Unlike traffic cameras, LiDAR captures consistent data over the course of a 24-hour period, regardless of changes in lighting or weather, and the resolution of the data is insufficient to capture or reveal identifying details about people or permit facial recognition,” states a news release issued May 28, by the City of Kelowna.

This story was updated at 5:50 p.m. to reflect the total number of protesters at the event, and not just marchers.

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