Thousands of Canadians gathered in more than two dozen cities across the country on Nov. 20, joining parallel rallies in more than 130 cities in 40 countries around the world to protest COVID-19 mandates that they see as infringing on civil liberties.

“Meanwhile, demonstrators hosted more than a dozen rallies throughout British Columbia, where the turnout was lower than past events due to last week’s devastating floods and mudslides.

Johnson’s organizing partner, Danielle Pistilli, who organized a rally in Vancouver, described how they adapted their event in light of the catastrophe that hit Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley: providing donation bins for food, clothing, and blankets.

“There’s still a large amount of community that is in dire need, and so we’ve decided to pull together all of these supplies and have everybody just bring everything that they can to  help their community,” Pistilli said.”