Supporters rally outside court as Pastor James Coates, of GraceLife Church, is in court to appeal the bail conditions, after he was arrested for holding day services in violation of COVID-19 rules in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday March 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta authorities have physically closed a church that was flagrantly breaking COVID-19 regulations.
GraceLife Church in Edmonton has been one of the places of worship at the centre of a holy war waged by a group of pastor’s against the protocols put in to reduce the pandemic’s death count. Early Wednesday morning health authorities and RCMP officers went to church, blocked off the roads surrounding it, and erected a steel fence around it.
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