Sea Point Promenade has once again been turned into an anti-vaxxer stage.
Approximately 200 people banded together today, October 2, to unite in their collective anti-vaccination beliefs.
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Banners and posters rang with slogans that damned the vaccination campaign.
‘Medical Apartheid’, ‘be on the right side of history’ and pure bloods were the messages that soared through the unmasked crowds. The phrase ‘pure bloods’ has gained a lot of traction in recent times, expressing a name that a myriad of anti-vaxxers have decided to be dubbed as after a call on TikTok went viral.
While a large element of the protest was on-brand for anti-vaccination desires, another element saw serious government critique based on what the protestors feel to be an infringement on civil liberties and freedom.
In speaking to one of the protestors, thoughts regarding this sentiment were expressed succinctly.
“At this protest we are doing a good thing, because of the government we are struggling. We need to stand up and this is what we are doing. We need to get our freedom back,” Mubashsher said.
The police presence was felt during what can be described as a peaceful demonstration.
Picture/s: Ashleigh Nefdt