Follow all the latest news as the Canadian truckers convoy protest continues
“We Are Not Leaving”
Heartbreaking Appeal For Justice
Ottawa is Trying to Steal Donations
Ottawa City Councillor, Mathieu Fleury, launches court proceedings against Canada’s trucker convoy, targeting the nearly $10,000,000 in funds frozen by GoFundMe to “cover the City expenses.”
Signs left at Canada’s state broadcaster’s (CBC) headquaters:
RAIR Footage From Today’s Demonstraton
A powerful street interview with a father of four who wants to make sure his children have a future in Canada:
RAIR went to one of the base camps where the truckers live when not at the rally.
We interviewed three of the people associated with the protest, and they described their general experience and the massive support they are getting internationally.
One of the men explained, “you can not sit there on the couch and complain if you are not going to stand up and do something”:
Demonstrators on Parliament Hill sing the Canadian National Anthem, O Canada!
Defiance and resistance at Parliament Hill
It is below zero Fahrenheit yet still, Canadians are braving the cold to stand up for their freedoms. Live from Ottawa.
WATCH: Defiance and resistance at Parliament Hill — but no anger or rage in the 17°C air! Ezra Levant is live from Ottawa.— Rebel News (@RebelNewsOnline) January 29, 2022
FULL REPORT from @EzraLevant: https://t.co/AXKBDJMpZT pic.twitter.com/Ni6aaygQ73
Russel Brand voices support for Canadian truckers
“Canadian truckers are protesting all across their country. Why are the mainstream media not reporting it?” – Russell Brand.
Protesters are in high spirits in Ottawa
Desperate Media – Russian Lie
Trudeau’s CBC state broadcaster is promoting a conspiracy theory that 100,000 Canadian truckers are being organized by Vladimir Putin.
So desperate to smear. pic.twitter.com/x8h6BSmOJh— Canada Proud (@WeAreCanProud) January 29, 2022
PR Stunt: Trudeau and family are moved to secret location
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and his family have left their home in Ottawa for a secret location, state broadcaster CBC reports.
This is Trudeau’s latest desperate attempt to try to undermine and smear tens of thousands of peaceful protesters.
January 29, 2022
LIVE Trucker Convoy from Ottawa https://t.co/lmZ8c6tbsI— Laura Lynn Tyler Thompson (@LauraLynnTT) January 29, 2022
RAIR is on the scene in Ottawa to cover the Freedom Convoy
RAIR’s correspondent, Vlad Tepes, is at the convoy for freedom protest and described the scene:
The crowds are Jubilant! It’s like a Canada day party plus the day Canada beat Russia at hockey except no one was drunk, and everyone was united. The country has come together in their contempt of Trudeau, and a genuine desire for freedom and the restoration of normalcy
Nova Scotia Targets The Freedom Convoy Supporters
Nova Scotia has made it illegal to gather alongside the interprovincial highway in support of the Truckers for Freedom Convoy.
The provincial government announced the directive Friday afternoon, claiming that “allowing people to gather in those areas would put themselves and others at risk.”
In May 2021, the Nova Scotia government also obtained an injunction cracking down on planned anti-lockdown protests.
Truckers raise the Canadian flag after arriving at their destination for tomorrow’s massive protest:
January 28, 9:00 p.m ET
Aerial view of the Freedom Convoy 2022 in Ottawa.
Justin Trudeau is trying to stop the Freedom Convoy
January 28, 8:05 p.m. ET:
Two bridges connecting Quebec and Ontario have been closed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government. They are restricting all loads on this bridge which is designed to prevent the truckers from coming into their own nation’s capital.
A massive convoy of truckers opposed to the vaccine mandates is making its way through southwestern Ontario as it continues its journey through the heart of Canada. Truckers and supporters will participate in a massive protest at Ottawa’s parliament on Saturday.
In 2020, Egypt broke the Guinness World Record for the longest truck convoy. It was 7.5 kilometers long and consisted of 480 trucks. For years the Dutch held the record with a parade of 416 trucks. However, the truck Freedom Convoy heading from British Columbia to Ottawa will soon be the largest in history.
The Toronto Sun estimates that up to 50,000 trucks could be participating, which would exceed the existing record by around ten times if the convoy stays intact all the way to Ottowa. On January 29, Ottawa will be overrun by trucks,
“It’s 70 kilometers long,” Benjamin Dichter stated, the spokesman for the freedom convoy. “I’ve seen footage shot on an airplane. It’s impressive.”
Beacon Of Hope
Thousands of Canadians have braved the cold along the route. Supporters have lined the route, cheered from overpasses, and offered to feed drivers in their homes and restaurants.
Crowds cheered on the freedom trucker convoy in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, this morning:
Crowds cheer in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, as the Truckers make their way to Ottawa:
Supporters line the streets to cheer on the truckers in Alberta:
Throughout the night, people are lining the streets to show the truckers their support:
Last night RAIR Foundation USA was on the scene in Ottawa at Parliament Hill a full two days early to see if any special measures were in place for the planned massive protest. Protesters were already there and jubilantly celebrating:
This protest has been a grassroots movement that has grown much bigger and garnished more support than the organizers could have ever imagined.
The “Freedom Convoy” was reportedly organized to protest against the vaccine Covid mandates put in place on January 15, 2022. The governments of Canada and the United States mandated the mRNA experimental gene therapy injections to cross the border.
According to the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), as many as 32,000, or 20 percent, of the 160,000 Canadian and American cross-border truck drivers may be taken off the roads due to the mandate. They are also protesting mask mandates for truckers, which orders the drivers to wear masks in trucks. But, for the people, the convoy is a beacon of hope.
A GoFundMe organized for the event has already passed $7 million in donations. Organizers explain the event’s purpose on the GoFundMe page:
To our Fellow Canadians, the time for political over reach [sic] is over. Our current government is implementing rules and mandates that are destroying the foundation of our businesses, industries and livelihoods. Canadians have been integral to the fabric of humanity in many ways that have shaped the planet.
We are taking our fight to the doorsteps of our Federal Government and demanding that they cease all mandates against its people. Small businesses are being destroyed, homes are being destroyed, and people are being mistreated and denied fundamental necessities to survive. It’s our duty as Canadians to put an end to this [sic] mandates.
We are asking for Donations to help with the costs of fuel first, and hopefully food and lodgings to help ease the pressures of this arduous task.
Justin Trudeau Targets the Freedom Convoy
On January 26, speaking at a press conference, embattled Candian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the millions supporting the freedom convoy organized by everyday truckers a “fringe minority,” adding that only by complying with the government can citizens regain their rights and freedoms.
Shocked and visibly shaken by the enormous number of freedom-loving Canadians coming to Ottawa to demand he stops his directorial measures, Trudeau stated,
“The small, fringe minority of people are on their way to Ottawa, who are holding unacceptable views that they’re expressing, do not represent the views of Canadians who have been there for each other, who know that following the science, and stepping up to protect each other is the best way to continue to ensure our freedoms, our rights, our values, as a country,”
It is not surprising that Trudeau has targeted truckers, a group possibly even more essential than doctors because they make sure the doctors get fed, deliver the medicine, equipment, etc.
Trudeau’s History of Dangerous Name Calling
The left-wing leader has a long history of targeting Canadians who do not comply with his newest unscientific mandates. Trudeau has repeatedly and dangerously smeared the “unvaccinated.”
In December 2021, Trudeau stunned viewers during a television appearance in Quebec when he announced people who do not receive the experimental Covid “vaccine” are “often racist and misogynistic extremists.”
The left-wing Canadian leader questioned whether the country needed to “tolerate these people.” He further bashed anyone unvaccinated, smearing them as “science deniers.” Although those refusing to be injected are a “small group of the population,” states Trudeau, they are still “taking up space.”
On September 6, 2021, the Prime Minister also said protesters demonstrating against him were “anti-vaxxer mobs” launching “racist, misogynistic attacks. On August 31, 2021, the leader slammed the unvaccinated, claiming “they are putting at risk their own kids, and they are putting at risk our kids as well.”
As previously reported at RAIR Foundation USA, it is dangerous to brand people (the unvaccinated) as scapegoats, evil, sources of disease, or profiteers. Historically, there have been (and are) vast and conclusive examples of the genocidal playbook that all begin with the political and social dehumanization of the “offending” population.
Left-Wing Media Smears
The government-funded CBC initially tried to misconstrue or downplay the freedom convoy. However, as the protest has grown and garnished worldwide attention, the mainstream media has taken to lying and smearing those involved in the convoy, suggesting they are white supremacists and radicals.
Quebec’s largest media organization, Quebecor, wrote an article about a trucker who says the convoy doesn’t represent them and makes truckers look bad.— Marie Oakes (@TheMarieOakes) January 28, 2022
They forgot to disclaim that the trucker in question used to be a journalist for their organization and the CBC. https://t.co/0ZzGezqaeG pic.twitter.com/JpYxngOp1l
High Profile Supporters
Despite the media and Trudeau doing their best to deter supporters from publically supporting the protests, some high-profile supporters have shown their support. Elon Musk and Joe Rogan have praised the truckers and supporters.
During Thursday’s episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, he told his guest, Canadian citizen Valentine Thomas, “your country’s in revolt, do you know about this?”
“It’s a giant convoy of trucks…some insane amount of people..like 50,000 trucks.”
Mr. Rogan adds: “Apparently [the truckers are] all being mandated to get vaccinated, and they’re all like ‘hey, we don’t even contact anybody.’”
The Tesla and Space X chief, Elon Musk, appeared to support the Canadian truckers. Mr. Musk tweeted, “Canadian truckers rule,” adding that “CB radios are free from govt/media control” in a follow-up message.