Rimbey rally against COVID-19 mandates

Rimbey residents gathered in support to an end to COVID-19 mandates on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. (Submitted)Rimbey residents gathered in support to an end to COVID-19 mandates on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. (Submitted)
Rimbey residents gathered in support to an end to COVID-19 mandates on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. (Michelle Hummel)Rimbey residents gathered in support to an end to COVID-19 mandates on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. (Michelle Hummel)
Lacombe mandate rally on Jan. 29, 2022.(Christi Albers-Manicke/LACOMBE EXPRESS)Lacombe mandate rally on Jan. 29, 2022.(Christi Albers-Manicke/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Lacombe mandate rally on Jan. 29, 2022.  (Christi Albers-Manicke/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Lacombe rally, Jan. 29, 2022. (Christi Albers-Manicke/LACOMBE EXPRESS)Lacombe rally, Jan. 29, 2022. (Christi Albers-Manicke/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Lacombe mandate rally on Jan. 29, 2022. (Christi Albers-Manicke/LACOMBE EXPRESS)Lacombe mandate rally on Jan. 29, 2022. (Christi Albers-Manicke/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Lacombe mandate rally on Jan. 29, 2022. (Christi Albers-Manicke/LACOMBE EXPRESS)Lacombe mandate rally on Jan. 29, 2022. (Christi Albers-Manicke/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Rimbey area residents against current COVID-19 mandates held a rally in Rimbey Jan. 29, 2022.

Supporters and organizers said it’s a show of support for drivers and a way to protest the COVID-19 vaccine mandates that came into effect on Jan. 15, for truckers that cross the Canada-U.S. border.

In other parts of the country and Alberta, organized freedom rallies were also held, including a convoy from Calgary to Edmonton.

In Lacombe residents lined the downtown core in support. A group left British Columbia on the Jan. 22 weekend, and have been joined by other supporters and drivers from across Canada before arriving in the capital on Jan. 29.

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