On 5 December 2020, Kenderesi appeared at an anti-lockdown rally in Toronto, wearing his military uniform. He warned attendees about “killer” vaccines – and called on other soldiers to disobey their orders to help distribute the vaccine.
“I’m asking the military, right now serving, truck drivers, medical, engineers, whatever you are, do not take this unlawful order in distribution of this vaccine,” he said at the rally. “I might get in a lot of shit for doing this. But I don’t care any more.”
He also called taking the vaccine “criminal”.
Officials say Kenderesi was relieved of his duties soon after his appearance at the rally and charged by military police on 12 May.