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Opinion: Anti-vaxxers who crashed Remembrance Day ceremony are an absolute disgrace

This is absolutely disgraceful
Anti-vaxxers disrupt Remembrance Day ceremony in Kelowna

If you thought that blocking access to a hospital was as low as anti-vaccination protesters could go in this province, you were wrong.

Today in Kelowna, 75-100 of these clowns crashed a Remembrance Day ceremony underway at a cenotaph there.

One of them got up on a microphone, brought by someone in the group, and started spewing their thoughts about public health mandates and "freedom", and ultimately sparked a shouting match between the selfish creeps and the civilized people who were there to pay their respects.

RCMP investigating

The Kelowna RCMP are now investigating the incident, and in a statement, a representative says that “Kelowna RCMP officers support a person or groups right to protest, but when they choose to willfully interrupt the assembly of citizens at a Remembrance Day ceremony; this is a step too far."

An Okanagan media outlet called KelownaNow captured video of what happened, and the RCMP is asking for anyone who has video footage themselves to come forward.

An absolute disgrace

While it's enraging to see a group of misinformed goons high-jack the ceremony in this way, it speaks to how entirely selfish they are. Their character is the opposite of the people who serve selflessly in the military.

To quote one user on Twitter, "Ceremony commemorating exceptional sacrifices derailed by someone unwilling to make even a minor one. Checks out."

This day is dedicated to men and women who served our country. We gather in order to honour and thank them.

The people who crashed this ceremony on this day are an absolute disgrace.