Trudeau despised protesters of the “Freedom Convoy” and said he was “not threatened.”


Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today aimed at ongoing truck driver protests against COVID-19 restrictions that arrived in Ottawa last weekend as trucks and supporters occupied downtown streets.

“For the past few days, Canadians have been shocked and frankly fed up with the actions taken by some people protesting in our country’s capital,” Trudeau said privately. I said at a press conference from the place.

Trudeau accused the protesters of showing off their “symbol of the Nazis” and “image of the Lasist,” blaspheming the War Memorial and taking other unruly and destructive actions, which the organizers said. He condemned such actions and vowed to maintain peace.

Parliamentary Hill protesters most often have Canada or other flags. Nazi flags and signs are not visible in protests. Some images circulating on social media showed the flag a Nazi or other hateful symbol. Other videos on social media show protesters telling people with unpleasant signs to leave.

The prime minister also sent a message to politicians, who say he “uses people’s fears,” referring to those who support the movement.

“I ask you to think long and hard about the consequences of your actions,” he said.

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On January 29, 2022, people gather on Parliamentary Hill as a truck convoy protests COVID-19 orders and restrictions in Ottawa. (Jonathan Ren / The Epoch Times)

Trudeau’s message, along with conservative MP Dan Albas, evoked many reactions online. Tweet “Let’s expect Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to follow his own advice,” Trudeau previously characterized unvaccinated people as “racial discriminators” and “misogynyists.”

Trudeau also said he would not be “threatening” or meeting the protesters. Because he is “hateful rhetoric, violence against his fellow citizens, and science, but a front-line medical worker.”

Before the press conference, Tory MP Dane Lloyd question On Twitter, he called on Trudeau to “stop dismissing” protesters, how the weekend events were portrayed in the media.

“This weekend’s double standard was a remarkable sight. The protest was peaceful. We thank the police and PPS for their professionalism. Stop the Prime Minister from dismissing and address Canadian concerns. The time has come, “said Dane Lloyd, who criticizes emergencies and preparations.

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Indigenous protesters will perform traditional utai on January 29, 2022 at Parliament Hill in Ottawa. (Noé Charter / The Epoch Times)

The central demands of the movement are the abolition of vaccination obligations for truck drivers across the United States and other federal obligations, and Trudeau’s intention to impose delegation on truck drivers across different states. I was asked about.

Omar Argabra, Minister of Transport Said The CBC on January 30 said some work was underway, but Trudeau didn’t confirm it, saying he didn’t want to guess.

Trudeau, who received a booster shot on January 4, announced that he was positive for COVID-19 that morning and began his speech, adding that his two children were also infected.

He said protesters who wanted their freedom should just be vaccinated.

“Freedom means returning to what they were enjoying before, and the way to make it possible is to get vaccinated.”

The composition of the protesters on Parliamentary Hill appears to be diverse, with people from different backgrounds participating. Three of the organizers who held a press conference on January 30 said that one was Jewish, the other was Metis, and the other was white.

“Do you want diversity? What do you think, there is diversity here. And we’re Canadian, so I don’t care. That’s it,” said organizer Benjamin Dichter. rice field.

Ann Angus Reid Poll As announced today, the majority of Canadians want to end the pandemic limit, with 54% saying it’s time to end the measures and allow people to control their risk levels. I am. The number of Canadians in favor of the end of the limit increased by 15 percent, compared to 40 percent in a similar poll conducted earlier this month.

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Noé Charter is a Montreal-based Epoch Times reporter.