Thousands gather at Capitol for medical freedom rally

An estimated 3,000-5,000 gathered on August 28th at the Minnesota capitol. “The event was put on by nurses who believe that hospitals are making the wrong choice in making nurses and doctors be vaccinated against COVID or lose their jobs.” – Alpha News.

Dr. Matt Scott, founder of the Minnesota Freedom Action Network, was a speaker at the event, asking the crowd to unite on what we agree on: health freedom, and choice/body autonomy. He asks everyone to help preserve choice by signing the petition to stop vaccine passports, which can be found at

The event was organized by a grassroots network of four nurses (Jenny Johnson-Erickson, Breanna Kordiak, Brenna Marie, and Alayna Braziel), assisted by local Minnesota organizations such as Mask Off Minnesota and the Vaccine Safety Council of Minnesota.

(The Minnesota Sun) — “Thousands gathered at a medical freedom rally on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday. Estimates ranged from 3,000 to 5,000 participants.

Many protesters held signs saying things like “Stop the mandate” and “My body, my choice.” Others wore shirts that had phrases that stated “Health is not mandated” and “Medical freedom.”

The event took place for three hours, with various people speaking in opposition to mandated COVID vaccinations for health care professionals. Speakers ranged from attorneys and doctors to candidates for Minnesota’s 2022 gubernatorial election.

One unplanned speaker was an insider from within the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Mandi Finneman, an employee with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, said she spoke up because she “had nothing left to lose anymore.” In her speech, she said that she believed there was a double standard within government health institutions.

Finneman told The Minnesota Sun that she “was put into a position of not having anything left to lose.”

The state worker said, “I was denied support from my administrator and state leadership to work with me to continue employment without bias.” She said that it was her time to show her daughter what it means to stand for something and to stand strong.

She said that her “road with the state came to a T” and they were not “heading in the same direction.”


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