Truckers in Canada’s Freedom Convoy protest against vaccine mandates and other Covid restrictions have responded to Government smears of violence, racism and links to far-right groups. The Mail has the story.
Angry truckers have lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after members of their convoy protest were arrested and charged with hate crimes during another weekend of unrest in the country’s capital city.
They have also strongly denied that they have ties to ultra-right-wing groups, insisting they are just “ordinary truckers”.
“It’s intimidation, nothing else,” Freedom Convoy protestor Guy Meister told DailyMail.com on Monday. “We are just a bunch of hard working truck drivers who are out here protesting the Government’s Covid mandates.
“We aren’t political, we are the working class.”
James Doull, 24, a diesel mechanic who is organising truckers parked along Wellington Street, where many of the parliamentary and Government buildings are located, claimed “all the stuff put out by Trudeau and the Government” about the convoy “are lies.”
“There is no racism, the truckers aren’t vandalising things,” he told DailyMail.com. “Fringe groups coming in may be responsible but it’s not the truckers themselves.
“We are not right-wing conspiracists, we are hard-working everyday Canadians who just want our freedom back,” said Doull, who lives in Grand Manan, New Brunswick.
Since DailyMail.com arrived in Ottawa last week we have seen no indication of violence or vandalism or any extremist political agenda. In fact, the demonstrations have shown the opposite.