Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has slammed 50,000 truckers protesting against vaccine mandates for holding “unacceptable views.”
The comments were made by Trudeau during a press conference.
“The small fringe minority of people who are on their way to Ottawa, who are holding unacceptable views that they are expressing, do not represent the views of Canadians,” the PM said in a televised speech.
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The convoy of 50,000 truckers are making their way to Ottawa this weekend to demonstrate against a mandate that requires them to be fully vaccinated or face a 14-day quarantine every time they cross the US border.
The Freedom Convoy, the group responsible for organizing the protest, said they only expected around 1,600 truckers to join the protest but that number has now massively swelled, contradicting Trudeau’s pejorative that the group is a “fringe minority.”
Yesterday, GoFundMe suspended the group’s donation page, restricting access to more than $4 million dollars.
The company said the money “will be safely held” until the Freedom Convoy provides the documents “about how funds will be properly distributed.”
Meanwhile, the so-called “opposition party” in Canada also publicly demonized the protest group.
Jagmeet Singh, leader of the NDP, accused the truckers of spreading “false information” via “inflammatory, divisive and hateful comments.”
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