After the cross-country “Freedom Convoy” arrived in Ottawa on January 29 and settled there, other convoys gathered this weekend in other Canadian cities, especially Quebec City and Toronto, for pandemic regulation. I’m calling for the end.
Participants from the Côte-Nord region in northeastern Quebec arrived in Quebec City on February 3, protesting first, and convoys from other parts of the state arrived on Friday night.
Bernard Gauthier, the organizer of the activity in Quebec, Said On February 3, Théovox Actualités, the reason for organizing local actions was not to divide the movement, but to allow people who couldn’t go to Ottawa to participate.
“Thanks to my family, we are doing this for you, and you are involved.” He said. “See you tomorrow, come to show support.”
Quebec’s Prime Minister François Legor told reporters on Friday that he would not allow trucks to repeat what happened in Ottawa. blocking A tow truck is part of the heart of downtown It was Ready to intervene.
In Toronto, the capital of Ontario, Mayor John Torrey also said he wanted to avoid the same situation as Ottawa.
Videos circulating on social media show that many trucks and agricultural tractors have already arrived in Toronto.
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Tory Said At a press conference on February 4, his city is accustomed to hosting a number of protests, including weekly protests against pandemic measures, and he disagrees with those views, but “peaceful. We respect all Canadians’ rights to protests. “
“We have seen many peaceful and respectful protests in our city. If we are determined to get together, we hope to protest in our city of Toronto this weekend. increase.
The Tories have said they are in contact with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Public Security Marco Mendicino and Prime Minister Doug Ford.
“We live in democracy. If people want to come down and protest, God blesses them. I understand their frustration. I really do,” Ford said. tThe old Hamilton radio station CHML was reported by The Canadian Press.
Ford made a different tone in Ottawa’s protest during a press conference related to the Prime Minister’s meeting, call It’s a “profession”.
Outside the west, posters found on social media are calling for an “island convoy” ending in Congress on Vancouver Island on February 5. In Victoria.. Like Freedom Convoy, the poster says it is intended to stay there “until the mission is lifted.”
Another BC event announcement On social media, this is called “Stand United’The Media is the Virus’ Convoy.”
Participants are invited to meet in Langley before driving to Vancouver on a convoy.
Canadian Press contributed to this report.