Hundreds of people line sidewalks on Sherbrook Street and Notre Dame Avenue

Hundreds of people protesting vaccine mandates swarmed Winnipeg’s largest hospital Wednesday afternoon, slowing traffic and some confronting people as they tried to enter.

Crowds gathered on the sidewalk outside Health Sciences Centre, hampering foot traffic into the 820 Sherbrook St. entrance and impeding vehicles turning into the drop-off loop for the rehabilitation and clinic areas.

Many held signs that read “My body, my choice: Stop vaccine passports” and chanted “No vaccine passports!”

Several patients trying to get into the hospital chastised the protesters for getting in the way.

The protest created traffic congestion that obstructed the arrival of ambulances, with sirens blaring, to the emergency department.

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