Calgary Freedom Central, a freedom advocacy and anti-COVID-19 group, hosted a rally to bring awareness to small businesses that were suffering under the COVID-19 lockdowns in the city of Calgary, Alta.
They claim they are different than the Walk for Freedom group in Calgary, and they want to inform people on the affect COVID-19 has had on businesses and people alike. In a Facebook post prior to the event, Ryan Audette, the main organizer, says that people are to be kind and courteous to the media and anyone that is shooting photos, along with not bringing tiki torches or expressing any form of hatred.
With that said, they have defied public health orders put in place to protect those that are vulnerable to COVID-19, and encourage people to defy those orders, along with discrediting Alberta Health Services (AHS) and their recommendations pertaining to COVID-19.
While many businesses have closed, many others have flourished and adapted to the times, with more businesses opening in the Kensington area then businesses closed.