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Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Offers Support to Canada’s ‘Freedom Convoy’

“The violent crackdown on #FreedomConvoy2022 has nothing to do with freedom of speech and human rights.”
Iran's then-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures as he leaves a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey May 9, 2011 (photo credit: REUTERS/MURAD SEZER)
Iran’s then-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures as he leaves a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey May 9, 2011 (photo credit: REUTERS/MURAD SEZER)

Canadian truckers’ “Freedom Convoy” protests against COVID-19 restrictions, ongoing since late January, have caused a crisis in Canada and inspired protests in countries across the world.

As Canadian police warned protesters occupying central Ottawa on Thursday of a crisis prime minister Justin Trudeau labeled a “threat to public safety,” notable names have been voicing their opinion on the matter.

“The violent crackdown on #FreedomConvoy2022 has nothing to do with freedom of speech and human rights,” former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tweeted.

“How coercion could be related to liberty & freedom of choice?” the Iranian wrote, signing off with the #TruckersForFreedom hashtag.

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