London, Ontario. – One of the women behind a group that has organized protests in hospitals across Canada says they will no longer protest in medical centers.
What’s next for the group that is protesting outside hospitals? There are no protests outside hospitals.
— Carly Robinson (@CarlyDRobinson) September 14, 2021
Kristen Nagle Says In One With Canadian Frontline Nurses instagram video That the group had chosen hospitals as their gathering places because unlike the protests at City Hall, rallies in hospitals are hard to ignore.
But protests in places that provide critical care have opened up protesters to hate, Nagle says.
The protesters have been widely criticized by medical professionals, politicians and people online for targeting hospitals and other medical centers.
In Alberta, Premier Jason Kenney and Justice Minister Casey Madu have said protesters have blocked critical infrastructure heavy fines may be imposed Starting at $10,000 for the first offense.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke out against the protest on social media.
Preventing someone from entering a hospital or clinic or threatening a health care professional caring for a patient is unacceptable. We are going to protect health care workers, patients and their families. https://t.co/7IIaYHkk9w pic.twitter.com/SkNjb7AWdv
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 13, 2021
“It is unacceptable to prevent someone from entering a hospital or clinic, or to threaten a health care professional who is providing care to a patient,” they wrote.
Nagle claims the protests were supposed to be a silent vigil to honor those affected by the COVID-19 health measures and that counter-protesters and the media “twisted” the sentiment.
She says the protests will continue even after the group takes a break to shift focus, recharge and “rebuild credibility.”