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Edmonton’s mayor condemns convoy protest Saturday against Alberta’s COVID-19 health measures

Edmonton’s mayor has spoken out against a protest Saturday relating to COVID-19 restrictions that will see a “freedom convoy” travel from Lethbridge, through Calgary, and finish at the Alberta legislature.Mayor Don Iveson released a statement Saturday morning ahead of the convoy, saying “COVID-19 is not a joke nor a hoax.”“We are in the middle of a global public health crisis,” Iveson said. “Wearing a mask and following other public health measures keeps people safe and saves lives.”Iveson added that he is “encouraged” that the majority of Edmontonians follow the rules, and that he “won’t give a second thought to the falsehoods spread by this group and its allies.”The protest was organized by the “Walk for Freedom Alberta” group.

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