The Canadians are not really trendsetters, but they appear to have started one in response to asinine, pointless COVID-19 vaccine mandates for the nation’s truck drivers.
Last month, Canadian drivers frustrated with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cross-border mandate, foolish because vaccines don’t work but also because there is an ongoing supply chain crisis, organized a “Freedom Convoy” protest involving tens of thousands of drivers and rigs, many of which continue to besiege the capital of Ottawa.
The convoy caught the attention of Australian drivers, who themselves organized a protest to their country’s capital of Canberra earlier this month. And now, the spirit of freedom is spreading again, according to The Epoch Times:
In New Zealand, truckers reportedly launched a convoy from both the North and South Islands. They are slated to converge at the country’s capital, Wellington…
One of the truckers, who only called herself Jess, told the Toronto Star that she is attempting to organize a trucker protest in New Zealand, which has some of the strictest COVID-19 restrictions in the world, because “her country needed to hear the call to stand up.”
She confirmed that after communicating with truckers via social media the two groups will converge on Wellington in the near future.
There is also a Freedom Convoy protest being organized in the United States, though of course, deep state ally Facebook did its part by removing a page announcing it.
“I think you’re starting to see what will become a big global movement to end these mandates,” Brian Brase, co-organizer of the U.S. protest, told Fox News on Feb. 6, in reference to vaccine requirements. “It’s a violation of your human rights to be mandated to take this vaccine. If you want it, go get it, but being mandated to get it, we’re standing up against that. We think it’s wrong.”
Last week, the U.S. organizers blasted the little censorship Nazis at Facebook for removing their page, with some drivers telling Fox News that they are planning to start in California and truck all the way to Washington, D.C., for maximum media coverage.
In addition, truckers in the United Kingdom are also planning a protest against vaccine mandates in a Glasgow, Scotland, suburb and will be driving to Edinburgh, the capital, before they head to London, according to organizers who spoke to the Scottish Daily Express. The report said that there will be additional Freedom Convoys leaving the English cities of Manchester, Exeter, Bournemouth and Bristol. Also, truckers will travel to cities in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
According to the local NL Times, truck drivers in the Netherlands gathered recently in Leeuwarden to demonstrate against local COVID-19-related mandates and rules late last month. A video showing the group was posted by “Freedom Convoy Nederland.
— Freedom Convoy Nederland (@convoyNL) January 30, 2022
“Elsewhere in Europe, Aram Lemmer, a business owner and organizer in Austria, told the outlet that he got commitments from about 2,500 vehicles to drive to Vienna, the capital, to protest against mandates. Recently, Austria passed a law that will mandate vaccinations for all eligible people aged 18 and older or they’ll face hefty fines,” The Epoch Times adds.
Back in Canada, Ottawa Police Service Chief Peter Sloly has been threatening to arrest any of his officers or any civilians who provide “logistics” to Canadian drivers who remain in the capital city.
“There is no facilitation of food, water, fuel, logistics, or funding by any member of this police service or any other police service that I am aware of,” he said.
“Let me repeat: There is no supply of food, water, fuel, logistics, or anything else that relates to enabling this demonstration by any member of the Ottawa Police Service or any other police service that I am aware of,” Sloly added. “Should that information come to me, you can be clear as chief of police in this service I will conduct a full investigation, I will use the full extent of the Police Service Act, and if relevant, the criminal code to pursue charges against such a member who would do that.”
In short, the police have become completely authoritarian — even domestic terrorists, you could say — in the face of a legitimate, peaceful protest against a government policy that is not based on science and makes no sense whatsoever especially in the face of a worsening supply chain crisis.