Opposition to vaccine mandates and heavy handed Covid-19 restrictions continues to grow in both the United States and Europe. Yesterday, thousands of people attended a protest in Washington D.C opposing vaccine mandates. Dr. Robert Malone along with many other prominent speakers were in attendance. Now, Canadians are standing up for their rights as well. Last week, a vaccine mandate for truckers took effect in Canada despite widespread opposition from truckers across the country. Canadian truckers organized a massive protest that is expected to involve a convoy of up to 10,000 trucks. The Epoch Times Reports–
The Freedom Convoy 2022 left northern British Columbia en route to the Canadian capital city Ottawa in demonstration against the mandate, and truckers from Ontario and eastern Canada are also expected to arrive in Ottawa, according to local media.
Once there, drivers from every province then plan to join under a group called Canada Unity and form a large demonstration against the mandate on Jan. 29.
One truck driver told the Vancouver Sun that he estimates around 500 trucks from B.C. will join the rally before growing to around 5,000 to 10,000 trucks from across the country once in Ottawa.
Ontario Provincial Police East Region reported a convoy from Pembroke to Ottawa on Saturday, and told locals to “please be patient and exercise care.”
The march comes after the federal mandate for truck drivers went into effect on Jan. 15, despite opposition from members of the trucking industry.
Under the mandate, Canadian drivers returning to Canada must be vaccinated in order to avoid entering quarantine. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced similar requirements starting Jan. 22 for non-U.S. nationals crossing into the United States who are not vaccinated, including non-U.S. truck drivers.