Police shut down anti-vaxxer and anti-maskers protest in Cape Town

By Keshia Africa 22m in the past

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Police tried to disperse the gang and cease the march due to the shortage of social distancing and the non- adherence to sporting masks.

by Kershia Africa

Cape Town – A crowd of anti-vaxxers, refusing to put on masks, had a tense standoff with police who tried to cease the gathering in Cape Town on Saturday.

The small group gathered at Keizersgracht as a part of the Worldwide Rally for Freedom protest. The group have been additionally protesting towards the obligatory use of masks, lockdown restrictions and vaccinations happening in the province.

Police tried to disperse the gang and cease the march due to the shortage of social distancing and the non- adherence to sporting masks.

Activist Petrus Phakamile Sotho mentioned he had no worry. “I am not going to take the vaccine, I am not going to wear a mask because it is my right.” Sotho mentioned human beings weren’t experiments and that he ought to have the precise to refuse to stick to Covid-19 laws and refuse the vaccine.

Dee Mitchell, a protester and aged care nurse, mentioned she was proud to be anti-masker and anti-vaxxer. “I work with the elderly. The pandemic is the first time in my 12 years of being a nurse where none of my patients has died. They don’t wear masks, none of them has been vaccinated and they are okay.”

Activist Sabelo Sibanda was anti the Covid-19 vaccines. “We are here because we are wise to the fact that what is happening is about control and taking advantage of people. It is about ensuring that at least some people will prevail at the expense of the masses.”

Sibanda mentioned he believed that individuals ought to be capable of take pleasure in their lives with none restrictions. “Let the people enjoy their God-given lives without the interference of experiments.” The crowd echoed in settlement when Sibanda mentioned taxpayers ought to have an equal say in whether or not vaccinations needs to be allowed or not.

The crowd is loudly in settlement when advocate Sabelo Sibanda addresses them. Picture: Ayanda Ndamane African News Agency (ANA)

Anti seaside lockdown protester Craig Peiser was additionally in attendance. He mentioned: “I am here to support freedom and stand up for what I believe in. People have to stand up for freedom and express what they don’t want to our government.”

The protest was concluded by Sibanda saying all South African residents have a selection and he has had sufficient. “Will you stand up for what is right or will you stand up for what is evil?”

Western Cape SAPS spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk mentioned: “There were about 150 protesters at the gathering. Public Order Police were in attendance and none of the protesters wore a face mask.

He added: “The protest was stopped at the start line in Hanover Street, Cape Town. The crowd dispersed after the warning was provided that they weren’t complying with the Covid-19 laws. The protest was peaceable.”

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