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Trio of anti-vax women confront Canadian restaurant staff over vaccination passport requirement

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This is when an unmasked and unmasked woman harasses the staff of a Canadian restaurant – before confronting a fellow customer.

The cellphone footage begins with the unnamed woman yelling at a staff member at a White Spot location in British Columbia about “tyranny.”

The spat began after the woman and her two friends reportedly refused to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination — in line with British Columbia’s mandate for restaurants and bars, which began last week.

A customer stepped in to intervene, telling the trio to stop “harassing” the staff and leave if they didn’t want to abide by the rules.

‘Go, if you don’t have the vaccine, then you can’t eat here, it’s that simple’, you hear the customer say. ‘If you don’t have your vaccine passport, it’s time to leave’

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The woman said she was recording the exchange to gather evidence of the restaurant’s ‘tyranny’

‘Is this communist porcelain? Is that where you want to go?’ the defiant anti-vaxxer responded. “If you have the vaccine, why should you care if I have it?”

“I choose not to take an experimental vaccine until I see what happens,” she added.

The customer told the group that if they weren’t willing to get the vaccine, they could “order takeout and sit in the parking lot.”

“Why would I do that, why would I be denied the service to sit down?” she asked.

Customers and staff alike confronted the women trying to enter a White Spot burger chain location

As of September 13, residents of British Columbia, where the exchange took place, must show proof of vaccination to dine indoors at restaurants

As of September 13, residents of British Columbia, where the exchange took place, must show proof of vaccination to dine indoors at restaurants

“Because that’s the rules here,” the customer called back.

The server asked all customers to put their phones down, which the antivaxxer refused.

“This is proof if I take action on White Spot for their tyranny,” the woman responds.

White Spot did not immediately return a request for comment about the incident and it is unclear how it was resolved.

The video is undated, but was uploaded to TikTok on Saturday night.

The British Columbia vaccine passport requirement was announced in August and came into effect on September 13.

Under the warrant, violators who are abusive to restaurant staff trying to enforce it can be fined $230, and non-compliant venues can receive $2,300 violation tickets.

The incident reportedly wasn't an isolated incident, with some restaurants hiring security to handle unruly customers, along with an increase in 911 calls.

The incident reportedly wasn’t an isolated incident, with some restaurants hiring security to handle unruly customers, along with an increase in 911 calls.

It doesn’t seem to stand alone, though, and restaurant groups in Canada have expressed concerns about staff having to enforce health policies, with some hiring private security, according to CTV News coverage of the incident.

George Moschonas, owner of security firm Spartan Security, said he has had to increase his workforce from five to 15 people in the past 10 days since the order went into effect, given the surge in demand.

He said he was surprised at the number of confrontations that took place.

‘We are used to being yelled at; there’s no reason to yell at restaurant staff,” he told CTV. “In my wildest dreams, I never imagined that we would be standing at the main entrance of a restaurant asking people to prove their vaccine.”

Some restaurants have also resorted to calling 911 to deal with the customers.

“Mainly the kind of calls we’ve received are more along the lines of companies wanting to report individuals who are unwilling to provide their vaccine card or immunization details,” Kaila Butler, a spokesperson for E-Comm, the emergency services company, told IPS. noted that there have been several dozen phone calls in the past week.

“Every time we’ve seen a new disability or a new COVID requirement, it can be very understandable that the public isn’t sure where to call, who best to contact,” she said. “So, it’s something we were prepared for.”

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