Multiple Canadian groups are coordinating efforts to deliver fuel, food, and other resources to the “Freedom Convoy” of truckers lined around the nation’s capital this week, blocking traffic around Parliament Hill to protest the federal government’s vaccine mandate.
The effort, led by the People’s Party of Canada, Take Action Canada, and Taking Back Our Freedoms, among others, comes as the region is expected to get hit with snow and more sub-freezing temperatures this week.
“The big issue is that nobody really understood the magnitude of this movement,” Jim Torma, regional coordinator for the People’s Party of Canada, told Fox News. “Nobody understood how many trucks were actually going to roll into Ottawa. Nobody had a clue. Everybody was hoping to be maybe 100 or 200. Then there are thousands here.”
The Freedom Convoy of truckers left Vancouver for Ottawa on Jan. 23 to protest the federal government’s vaccine mandates for cross-border truckers and is calling for an end to coronavirus restrictions. The convoy reached the capital on Saturday and was joined by thousands of other Canadians protesting the mandates.
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