In an attempt to silence and disperse the freedom convoy protestors in Ottawa, Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has doubled down with threats against his own citizens.
“If you join the protests because you’re tired of covid, you now need to understand that you’re breaking laws. The consequences are becoming more and more severe. You don’t want to end up losing your license, end up with a criminal record, which will impact your job, your livelihood, even your ability to travel internationally including to the US. We’ve heard your frustration with Covid, with the measures that are there to keep people safe. We’ve heard you. It’s time to come home now”.
As mounting pressure grows towards the Canadian government, Ontario, Canada leader Doug Ford has declared a state of emergency in an attempt to silence the protestors and quickly disperse the crowds. A curfew was set for 7 pm and was defied on Friday night. Freedom Convoy truckers have said multiple times they are not going anywhere until all mandates are lifted in Canada. Justin Trudeau refuses to negotiate with the leaders of the Convoy.
America has since joined the freedom convoy and thousands are now making their way from southern states to join those in Buffalo, NY where protests continue on the Peace Bridge.