A “Freedom Convoy” of truckers and other protesters has continued to gather in Ottawa and other places in Canada to express their discontent over vaccine mandates and the federal government. The number of protesters in Canada’s capital has diminished significantly since the weekend.
There is no place in our country for threats, violence, or hatred. So to those responsible for this behaviour: it needs to stop.” says PM Justin Trudeau as he comments on incidents that occurred during ongoing anti–vaccine-mandate protest in downtown Ottawa.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying he will not go near protests that have “expressed hateful rhetoric and violence towards fellow citizens” and a disrespect to front-line workers vaccinated truckers.
What people are saying?
Justin Trudeau I know this pandemic is frustrating. It’s frustrating that, after two years, we’re not done fighting COVID-19. But over the past few days, Canadians have been shocked – and, frankly, disgusted – by the behaviour displayed by some people protesting in our nation’s capital.
Corvo I remember when Indigenous People did the same thing – except they were trying to protect the water on the land granted to them via treaty – and they were shot with rubber bullets and arrested, and then the pipeline they were protesting leaked 383,000 gallons of oil on their land.