Calgary airport rally does not cause disruption
A planned protest convoy organized by a vocal anti-vaccine figure did not have much of an impact at Calgary International Airport this Sunday afternoon.
Earlier today, Calgary Airport posted on its Twitter page to warn visitors that the protest could impact airport access and exit. It didn’t seem to be happening.
CBC News spotted a few vehicles at the airport with signs reading “freedom” in their windows. But the traffic outside the airport never slowed down for an extended period.
The planned rally, according to the organizer, was to be part of a larger demonstration across the country at various international airports.
Chris Saccoccia, who also identified himself as “Chris Sky” both in interviews and online, said in a video posted to Twitter that he was at Calgary Airport on Sunday and encouraged his supporters to l ‘join there.
Saccoccia is a prominent figure in the anti-mask, anti-vaccine and anti-containment movement in Canada.
Notice: A protest near the airport is scheduled for today at 3:00 p.m. which may impact speedy access to and from the airport. We recommend that you allow extra time to get to the airport to avoid delays.
This morning, Calgary Airport spokesperson Dean Paddock said they were working with the Calgary Police Department and public safety partners.
“The safety and security of our employees, passengers and the community is our number one priority,” Paddock said in a statement.
He encouraged travelers to have a transportation plan before heading to the airport and to allow more time.
CBC News has contacted police but is still awaiting their comments.