As part of his ongoing series of videos where he talks to those who are part of the anti-vax, right-wing, QAnon, Trump-supporting movement, he went to Ottawa in Canada and finds that the people who are blockading the city center say pretty much the same things that people who attend the Trump rallies in the US say, which is mostly nonsense veiled in rhetoric of freedom.
The truckers say they are protesting requirements that require them to be vaccinated when they cross the US-Canada border. What surprises me is that Canada has one of the highest rates of vaccination in the world, over 90%, so you have to imagine that these people really represent a very small segment of the population. And yet they have managed to shut down traffic in the city center for three weeks, mainly by parking big trucks in the streets.
The police have finally moved in to clear the protestors.
Canadian police on Saturday used pepper spray and stun grenades to try to restore normality to the capital, Ottawa, after trucks and demonstrators occupied the downtown core for more than three weeks in a protest against pandemic restrictions.
After clearing a portion of the blockade and making more than 100 arrests on Friday, police on Saturday morning moved quickly to disperse the main portion of the blockade in front of parliament and the prime minister’s office, making new arrests.
Several large trucks that have been parked in front of parliament for weeks drove away as the police cordon approached.
Again on Saturday, police smashed vehicle windows to make arrests. But the overall number of protesters had dwindled dramatically.
I was wondering why the truckers had not been cited and had their trucks towed long before this. Surely what they did was, at a minimum, a parking violation?