Hundreds of Barbadians, some carrying placards, took to the streets of the Barbados capital, Bridgetown, Saturday morning to demonstrate their opposition to any move to coerce COVID-19 vaccination or make it mandatory.
According to local reports, almost two thousand people took part in the activity which was organised by the Barbados Concerned Citizens Against Mandated and Coerced Vaccination (BCCAMCV).
NationNews said motorists honked their horns in support of the activity as the walkers passed through lower and upper Broad Street.
The publication reported that the end of the route, student minister of the Nation of Islam, Abdul Rahman, who is a part of BCCAMCV, gave a speech and shortly afterwards police asked the crowd to disperse just before 10 a.m.
Barbados Today reported that Rahman sent a stern warning to the Government and CARICOM leaders that citizens intend to fight the issue of mandating experimental COVID vaccination for the people of Barbados and the Caribbean.
“I say to our Minister of Health and our Chief Medical Officer, you are lying to the people when you declare these experimental vaccines to be “safe and effective”,” Barbados Today quoted him as saying.
““How can you declare them as such when you know that they have not endured the proper clinical trials to prove them as such? These ‘so-called’ vaccines are new, unapproved and investigational. Approved for emergency use only,” Rahman said.