“A massive convoy of an estimated 50,000 + truck drivers drove across Canada to protest the COVID-related mandates, including vaccine regulations for crossing the Canada-US border. The truck convoy in Canada set off on a ‘Freedom Rally’, starting in northern British Columbia and ending in the Canadian capital city, Ottowa.” We reported last week. Australians have taken insporation from the massive turnout from the protests in Canada, where thousands are still demonstrating outside the Canadian parliament building in Ottawa, and have organized a protest of their own. The Daily Mail Reports–
Aussie Trucker: "This truck costs me $2,200 a month to have parked up, and I'm not allowed to earn a living. Why? Where is the justice?" pic.twitter.com/EX1jVm8bLA
— RealMac (@beingrealmac) January 31, 2022
“Australian drivers have taken inspiration from a ‘Freedom Convoy’ in Canada to drive to Canberra and protest against vaccine mandates – but Victoria’s Premier has warned booster shots will soon be mandatory.
Protesters from all around the country arrived in the nation’s capital on Monday as part of the ‘Convoy to Canberra’ demonstration.
The convoy of cars between Pheasants Nest, NSW and the capital trailed for several kilometres.
The nationwide protest mirrors the 50,000 strong truckers who travelled to Ottawa, the capital city in Canada, to demonstrate against vaccine mandates and lockdowns at the weekend.
It comes as Daniel Andrews warned booster shots may soon be required for Victorians to be considered fully-vaccinated.
‘There has already been some mandating done for third doses, and there will be more,’ Mr Andrews said on Sunday.
Many drivers left their homes in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia on Saturday to travel thousands of kilometres in their trucks, vans and SUVs.”