DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – A video of a special council meeting in Dawson Creek has been altered after being shared worldwide amongst anti-vaccination groups.

The City of Dawson Creek held a meeting on September 2nd to discuss BC’s vaccine passport. Before diving into their original agenda, council decided to invite several residents inside the chambers, some of which were protesting outside City Hall, to express their thoughts on the mandate.

The video of the meeting has been deleted from the City’s Facebook page, and the Youtube video was shortened due to the removal of the presentations.

The presentations featured several residents against the mandate, sharing misinformation about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.

One of the presentations has spread online like wildfire. The resident, who introduced herself as a “molecular biologist,” claimed the vaccines are a “genetic experiment.”

A Youtube channel, with 22,000 subscribers, posted an edited version of the women’s presentation that has close to 300,000 views.

In an interview with CBC News, Mayor Dale Bumstead says the city decided to remove a portion of the video with the speakers last week due to them not going through the proper application process to present in front of council.

“We had no way to verify or even identify some of the information and people speaking, because it was spur-of-the-moment,” Bumstead said in an interview with CBC.

Prior to the meeting, several protestors also tried to enter the chambers without wearing a mask, which prompted a call to the RCMP.

Recently, Bumstead has been criticized after saying he was pro-choice regarding vaccinations.