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'Freedom Convoy' truckers and protesters continued late Monday to block a border crossing into the US at a village in southern Alberta - one of the country's busiest border crossings - in solidarity with their brethren in Ottawa who have shut down the nation's capital.

Motorists traveling across the border between Montana and Alberta have been caught in blockade of vehicles that have essentially shut down the highway south of the city of Lethbridge, Alberta, 65 miles to the Canada-U.S. border crossing in the village of Coutts.

Despite being 2,000 miles away from Ottawa, the demonstration is related directly to what is happening in the Canadian capital where protests are running into a fourth day against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and COVID-19 vaccine mandates - which require unvaccinated truckers to get a PCR test and quarantine. 

Earlier Monday, Trudeau declared he will not be meeting with truckers currently overrunning Ottawa in protest of his vaccine mandate because of their 'hateful rhetoric.' 

Almost 2,000 miles west of Ottawa, hundreds of truckers are protesting having convened at the southernmost point of the province of Alberta, forming a blockade between the territory and the US state of Montana to the south

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Almost 2,000 miles west of Ottawa, hundreds of truckers are protesting having convened at the southernmost point of the province of Alberta, forming a blockade between the territory and the US state of Montana to the south

Anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alberta on Monday

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Anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alberta on Monday

Anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts

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Anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts

'Freedom Convoy' truckers and protesters continued late Monday to block a border crossing into the US at a village in southern Alberta - one of the country's busiest border crossings - in solidarity with their brethren in Ottawa who have shut down the nation's capital

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'Freedom Convoy' truckers and protesters continued late Monday to block a border crossing into the US at a village in southern Alberta - one of the country's busiest border crossings - in solidarity with their brethren in Ottawa who have shut down the nation's capital

Mayor Jim Willett is frustrated with anti-mandate demonstrators as a truck convoy blocks the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alberta

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Mayor Jim Willett is frustrated with anti-mandate demonstrators as a truck convoy blocks the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alberta

The truckers in Alberta were met with backlash from local law enforcement, who ordered the drivers to put ther rigs in gear and stop blocking trucks and other international commuters from crossing the currently gridlocked border.

But drivers stationed along the border have refused to budge from the major artery for commercial goods between the nations.

Canadian trucker John Schwarz was caught up in it for 40 hours while coming back from Idaho.

'These guys are basically holding us hostage, and nobody's doing anything about it,' Schwarz Canadian trucker John Schwarz, who was stuck in the blockade for 40 hours on the way back from Idaho, told CBC News.

By Monday afternoon, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said some vehicles were being allowed to leave the traffic jam but that the border was still blocked. A few hours later, some truckers had been persuaded to leave.  

Anti-mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts

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Anti-mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts

In solidarity with their Ottawa counterparts, truckers in at the Alberta / Montana border staged what police described as a 'complete blockage' of Highway 4 in Canada's western province

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In solidarity with their Ottawa counterparts, truckers in at the Alberta / Montana border staged what police described as a 'complete blockage' of Highway 4 in Canada's western province

The road is a major artery for commercial goods between the nations but truckers have been stuck for days

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The road is a major artery for commercial goods between the nations but truckers have been stuck for days

Jim Willett, Mayor of the Village of Coutts, says there will be no mail and some students have not gone to school because of a truck convoy that has blocked a highway at a busy U.S. border crossing to protest vaccine mandates for drivers

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Jim Willett, Mayor of the Village of Coutts, says there will be no mail and some students have not gone to school because of a truck convoy that has blocked a highway at a busy U.S. border crossing to protest vaccine mandates for drivers

'Through negotiations and continuous talks with the organizers of the event, in the last little bit, the organizers agreed to open up, and some of the vehicles have been allowed to leave,' RCMP Cpl. Curtis Peters said.

'Some of these guys have been stuck here for for three days, and you know, no access to shower [or] food and away from their families. So it's good news for them.' 

The blockade was also affecting life in the village of Coutts, where 100 trucks along Highway 4 prevented a school bus from leaving the village in order to get to the nearest school. 

Residents of Coutts, of which there are around 250, were also unable to get to the village grocery store, gas station and pharmacy.  

'I'm disappointed, I think is the main thing,' Coutts Mayor Jim Willett said. 'Not impressed, with the fact that they blocked off the highway. This event is unlawful' 

A plan had been worked out with the town in order that life within the village could carry on as normal, but things quickly fell apart once truckers were refused across the border. 

The Canadian flag is reflected in a wheel hub as anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alberta

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The Canadian flag is reflected in a wheel hub as anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alberta

Anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing

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Anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing

The blockade has caused major disruption for the tiny village of Coutts with locals unable to reach a local school, supermarket or grocery store

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The blockade has caused major disruption for the tiny village of Coutts with locals unable to reach a local school, supermarket or grocery store

The border with Montana is a key crossing route for beef and farm equipment

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The border with Montana is a key crossing route for beef and farm equipment

Normally the border crossing is plain sailing... not this week

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Normally the border crossing is plain sailing... not this week

RCMP were also telling people trying to get into the U.S. to head to a different border crossing, while in Montana the situation was similar. 

'Officials in Montana are stopping and advising motorists, commercial vehicles, passenger vehicles to find an alternative route as they won't be able to get through once they cross into Canada,' Cpl. Peters said.

The RCMP has since declared the event to be unlawful. 

'When an event becomes unlawful, we utilize a measured approach, which ultimately includes enforcement,' the statement read.

'This event is unlawful and we are asking those who are involved to clear the area.' 

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has also called for the local blockade to draw to a close, adding that it was causing 'significant inconvenience for lawful motorists.'  

The Alberta border crossing is used by truckers transporting a range of goods across the border including food such as beef, and farm equipment.  

'For the most part, trucks can cross at other ports. It might be a bit of a delay and an additional expense to get there, but it is something that they can do,' said Carrie Barrows, who manages one of the brokerages. '

Truck drivers and supporters protest against vaccine mandates in the trucking industry in Ottawa, Canada

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Truck drivers and supporters protest against vaccine mandates in the trucking industry in Ottawa, Canada

Protestors gather around Parliament Hill while a large convoy of trucks blocks streets on Monday in Ottawa, Canada

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Protestors gather around Parliament Hill while a large convoy of trucks blocks streets on Monday in Ottawa, Canada

The protest has attracted international attention and grown to become a wider demonstration against the federal government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic

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The protest has attracted international attention and grown to become a wider demonstration against the federal government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic

Canadian truckers protest with a convoy of big rigs against vaccine mandates and Covid-19 measures in Ottawa on Monday

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Canadian truckers protest with a convoy of big rigs against vaccine mandates and Covid-19 measures in Ottawa on Monday

Tensions were high in the Canadian capital on Monday as protesting truckers brought the city to a standstill

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Tensions were high in the Canadian capital on Monday as protesting truckers brought the city to a standstill

The angry truckers are demanding Trudeau end vaccine mandates in Canada

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The angry truckers are demanding Trudeau end vaccine mandates in Canada

Canadian truckers protest with a convoy of big rigs against vaccine mandates and Covid-19 measures in Ottawa, Canada

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Canadian truckers protest with a convoy of big rigs against vaccine mandates and Covid-19 measures in Ottawa, Canada

Protestors were demonstrating for a third consecutive day on Monday over a cross-border vaccine mandate for truckers imposed by the Liberal government

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Protestors were demonstrating for a third consecutive day on Monday over a cross-border vaccine mandate for truckers imposed by the Liberal government

Demonstrators at the so-called Freedom Convoy have been mostly peaceful but the behaviour of some members of the crowd has been strongly criticised

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Demonstrators at the so-called Freedom Convoy have been mostly peaceful but the behaviour of some members of the crowd has been strongly criticised

The convoy began as a call to end a vaccine mandate imposed by the federal government on 15 January that would require unvaccinated Canadian truckers returning from across the US border to quarantine once they return home

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The convoy began as a call to end a vaccine mandate imposed by the federal government on 15 January that would require unvaccinated Canadian truckers returning from across the US border to quarantine once they return home

The protest has since grown into a push to end all vaccine mandates nationwide and what supporters see as government overreach of Covid-19 restrictions

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The protest has since grown into a push to end all vaccine mandates nationwide and what supporters see as government overreach of Covid-19 restrictions

The crowd has since thinned but many protesters have indicated they plan to stay on until their demands are met

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The crowd has since thinned but many protesters have indicated they plan to stay on until their demands are met

Around 90% of Canada's 120,000 cross-border truckers are vaccinated, in line with the country's adult population

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Around 90% of Canada's 120,000 cross-border truckers are vaccinated, in line with the country's adult population

Reports on social media indicate that truckers in the US may be planning a similar demonstration that would see them drive from California in the West to the country's capital in Washington DC

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Reports on social media indicate that truckers in the US may be planning a similar demonstration that would see them drive from California in the West to the country's capital in Washington DC

Thousands turned up over the weekend to rally in support of truckers using their vehicles to block access to Parliament Hill, and most of the downtown area Ottawa

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Thousands turned up over the weekend to rally in support of truckers using their vehicles to block access to Parliament Hill, and most of the downtown area Ottawa

Vehicles line downtown streets as truckers and supporters continue to protest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine mandates in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Vehicles line downtown streets as truckers and supporters continue to protest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine mandates in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

After a week-long drive across Canada, a convoy of big rigs has arrived in the national capital to protest vaccine mandates

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After a week-long drive across Canada, a convoy of big rigs has arrived in the national capital to protest vaccine mandates

A demonstrator chooses a snack at a free food table in front of Parliament Hill as truckers and their supporters continue to protest against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine mandates in Ottawa

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A demonstrator chooses a snack at a free food table in front of Parliament Hill as truckers and their supporters continue to protest against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine mandates in Ottawa

Demonstrators form a conga line in front of Parliament Hill as truckers and their supporters protest against vaccine mandates

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Demonstrators form a conga line in front of Parliament Hill as truckers and their supporters protest against vaccine mandates

The protest has attracted international attention and grown to become a wider demonstration against the federal government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic

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The protest has attracted international attention and grown to become a wider demonstration against the federal government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic

It's been dubbed the Freedom Convoy, and it's got the country talking

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It's been dubbed the Freedom Convoy, and it's got the country talking

A woman cries during a protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates January 31, 2022 in Ottawa, Canada. Thousands turned up over the weekend to rally in support of truckers using their vehicles to block access to Parliament Hill

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A woman cries during a protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates January 31, 2022 in Ottawa, Canada. Thousands turned up over the weekend to rally in support of truckers using their vehicles to block access to Parliament Hill

Tommy, a Canadian sanitation worker who did not provide his last name, lights a fire outside his tent where he has stayed for the last five days in support of the truckers protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates

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Tommy, a Canadian sanitation worker who did not provide his last name, lights a fire outside his tent where he has stayed for the last five days in support of the truckers protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates

The protesters plan to stay in downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill for 'as long as it take' but their demands have grown from reversing the border vaccine mandate to ending all such mandates nationwide

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The protesters plan to stay in downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill for 'as long as it take' but their demands have grown from reversing the border vaccine mandate to ending all such mandates nationwide

Trudeau, 50, held a press conference from isolation at an undisclosed location after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier that day. Two of the prime minister's three children also tested positive for the virus.

'Over the past few days, Canadians were shocked and frankly, disgusted by the behavior displayed by some people protesting in our nation's capital,' Trudeau said, referring to the unrest in Ottawa, which began on Saturday.

When asked whether he was going to meet the protesters, Trudeau said he had no interest in going 'anywhere near protests that have expressed hateful rhetoric and violence towards their fellow citizens.' 

The politician went on to assert that he had personally attended protests himself when he 'agreed with the goals' being fought for, such as those championed by Black Lives Matter, but dismissed the truckers' dissent - which was spurred by the politico's own policies - as 'racist' and 'violent.'  

'I have attended protests and rallies in the past when I agreed with the goals, when I supported the people expressing their concerns and their issues,' Trudeau said.

'But I have also chosen to not go anywhere near protests that have expressed hateful rhetoric, violence towards fellow citizens, and a disrespect not just of science, but of the frontline health workers and quite frankly, the 90 per cent of truckers who have been doing the right thing to keep Canadians safe to put food on our tables.' 

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has declared he will not be meeting with truckers currently overrunning Ottawa in protest of his vaccine mandate because of their 'hateful rhetoric,' as hundreds more disgruntled drivers flock to the southern tip of Alberta thousands of miles away, to block off traffic to and from the US

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has declared he will not be meeting with truckers currently overrunning Ottawa in protest of his vaccine mandate because of their 'hateful rhetoric,' as hundreds more disgruntled drivers flock to the southern tip of Alberta thousands of miles away, to block off traffic to and from the US

Roughly 50,000 Canadian truck drivers have showed up in Ottawa to protest against the prime minister's new vaccine mandates and quarantine rules for drivers

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Roughly 50,000 Canadian truck drivers have showed up in Ottawa to protest against the prime minister's new vaccine mandates and quarantine rules for drivers 

The double-pronged effort from the coalition of more than 50,000 Canadian truck drivers - which has remained largely peaceful - was spurred by recent policies implemented by Trudeau's office that declared that by January 15, all truckers in the country who are unvaccinated must take a COVID-19 test and quarantine when driving back from the states. 

Per the progressive politician's new guidance, Canadian drivers who are not vaccinated are barred from entering the US until they have gotten the jab, while American drivers are currently not allowed into Canada unless they produce a certificate proving that they have been inoculated.

The policy comes in stark contrast to that of the nation's neighbor the south, with American drivers returning home to the US not required to test and quarantine.

During the address, Trudeau conceded that he understood the frustrations of the Canadian people regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic but asserted that some of the behavior seen at the recent protests in the nation's capital, including swastikas, Confederate flags, and the desecrating of memorials, was unacceptable. 

'I want to be very clear, we are not intimidated by those who hurl insults and abuse at small business workers, and steal food from the homeless. We won't give in to those who fly racist flags. We won't cave to those who engage in vandalism or dishonor the memory of our veterans.'

He added: 'Freedom of expression, assembly, and association are cornerstones of democracy. But Nazi symbolism, racist imagery, and desecration of war memorials are not. It is an insult to memory and truth. Hate can never be the answer.'

Trudeau then called on the protesting truckers - and the thousands supporting them - to put a halt to their actions. 

'There is no place in our country for threats, violence or hatred,' he asserted. 'So for those responsible for this behavior, it needs to stop. To anyone who joined the convoy and was rightly uncomfortable with the symbols of hatred and division on display, join with your fellow Canadians. Be courageous, and speak out. Do not stand for, or with, intolerance and hate.' 

In his speech, Trudeau went on to slam conservative politicians from his country for supporting the truckers' protests, warning them to 'think long and hard about the consequences of your actions.' 

After the address, the prime minister doubled down on his stance in a series of posts on social media. 

Earlier that morning, after fleeing his home with his family Sunday as thousands of truckers descended on the Canadian capital to protest the country's vaccine mandate and COVID lockdowns, Trudeau revealed he had tested positive for COVID-19.  

The progressive politician pleaded for the protests to cease Monday afternoon, both in his address and on social media

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The progressive politician pleaded for the protests to cease Monday afternoon, both in his address and on social media

Trudeau, 50, held a press conference from an undisclosed location Monday after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier that day. During the address, broadcasted remotely, the politician bashed truckers protesting his recent vaccine mandate

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Trudeau, 50, held a press conference from an undisclosed location Monday after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier that day. During the address, broadcasted remotely, the politician bashed truckers protesting his recent vaccine mandate

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19

'This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19,' the woke politician wrote on social media that morning.

'I'm feeling fine – and I'll continue to work remotely this week while following public health guidelines. Everyone, please get vaccinated and get boosted.' 

Trudeau, who is vaccinated and has received a booster, is currently self-isolating at an undisclosed location after fleeing with his family from their home in the Canadian city as protesters convened, a four full days after the politician found out he had been exposed to the virus. 

'Last night, I learned that I have been exposed to COVID-19,' Trudeau wrote on Twitter Thursday morning.

'My rapid test result was negative. I am following @OttawaHealth rules and isolating for five days. I feel fine and will be working from home. Stay safe, everyone – and please get vaccinated.'

The progressive prime minister provided no details on when or how he was exposed to the virus at the time, and his office has since not commented further on his positive test, which he said came early Monday morning.

The politico also did not divulge whether or not it was a rapid or PCR test that garnered the positive result, and has not yet updated the public as to his location.

Trudeau's revelation comes as the 'Freedom Convoy' of trucks - joined by thousands of demonstrators - brought Ottawa to a virtual standstill for a third day on Monday, as they protested the prime minister's  vaccine mandates, forcing the prime minister to flee the city with his family due to 'security concerns .'

The decision to move the prime minister Saturday came after the sergeant-at-arms of the Canadian Parliament warned that protesters might show up at the homes of politicians, CBC reported. 

Vehicles displaying protest signs are seen outside Parliament Hill, as demonstrations by truckers and their supporters against COVID vaccine mandates continue in Ottawa

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Vehicles displaying protest signs are seen outside Parliament Hill, as demonstrations by truckers and their supporters against COVID vaccine mandates continue in Ottawa

The decision to move the prime minister Saturday came after the sergeant-at-arms of the Canadian Parliament warned that protesters might show up at the homes of politicians

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The decision to move the prime minister Saturday came after the sergeant-at-arms of the Canadian Parliament warned that protesters might show up at the homes of politicians

Nathan (Jacko) Jack waves flags in front of trucks that are parked in front of Parliament Hill at a rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Monday

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Nathan (Jacko) Jack waves flags in front of trucks that are parked in front of Parliament Hill at a rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Monday

The protester removed the tires from his pickup truck stands in front of Parliament Hill during the proceedings on Monday

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The protester removed the tires from his pickup truck stands in front of Parliament Hill during the proceedings on Monday

Parliamentary Protective Service officers were forced to don headsets for hearing protection during vaccine mandate protests Monday, against the blaring horns of thousands of trucks participating in the cross-country convoy

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Parliamentary Protective Service officers were forced to don headsets for hearing protection during vaccine mandate protests Monday, against the blaring horns of thousands of trucks participating in the cross-country convoy

Trucks participating in the 'Freedom Convoy' protest against Trudeau's vaccine mandates carry hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods meant to be transported throughout the country and to the US. Participating trucks have been there, parked, for days - many since Saturday

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Trucks participating in the 'Freedom Convoy' protest against Trudeau's vaccine mandates carry hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods meant to be transported throughout the country and to the US. Participating trucks have been there, parked, for days - many since Saturday

The truckers say there is no 'end date' in sight and plan to stay in the capital 'for as long as it takes' and until the Canadian government flips and withdraws its policy on vaccine mandates

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The truckers say there is no 'end date' in sight and plan to stay in the capital 'for as long as it takes' and until the Canadian government flips and withdraws its policy on vaccine mandates

The protesting truckers say there is no 'end date' in sight and plan to stay in the capital 'for as long as it takes' and until the Canadian government flips and withdraws its policy on vaccine mandates.

The chaos clogged the capital's downtown near parliament throughout the weekend and brought criticism from officials, including Ottawa's mayor who said residents were 'prisoners in their own home.'

But the demonstrators say they intend to stay and that their aim is to 'create chaos' and a 'logistics nightmare' for Trudeau's government.

'Right now, yeah, it's really cold, but we hang in there, the days are going to get longer and we take this block party and put it into overdrive,' BJ Dichter, one of the organizers of the Freedom Convoy, said at a press conference. 'We're in this one for the long haul. We don't have a time limit.' 

A person holds their hand to their heart during a singing of O' Canada during a rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Parliament Hill, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting the federal vaccine mandate for Canadian truckers

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A person holds their hand to their heart during a singing of O' Canada during a rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Parliament Hill, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting the federal vaccine mandate for Canadian truckers

Vehicles from the protest convoy are parked blocking lanes on a road, on Sunday in Ottawa

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Vehicles from the protest convoy are parked blocking lanes on a road, on Sunday in Ottawa

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Canadian Press/REX (12782383o) TTwhich began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, are parked along Queen Elizabeth Drive in Ottawa, on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. Trucker Protest, Ottawa, Can - 30 Jan 2022

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Trucks participating in a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, are parked along Queen Elizabeth Drive in Ottawa

A mask wearing a hat is seen on the passenger seat of a truck parked on Elgin Street during a rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Parliament Hill

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A mask wearing a hat is seen on the passenger seat of a truck parked on Elgin Street during a rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Parliament Hill

A police mounted unit makes their way along Queen Street, closed to traffic, as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions continues

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A police mounted unit makes their way along Queen Street, closed to traffic, as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions continues

Trucks are parked on Metcalfe Street. Residents of the national capital are again being told to avoid traveling downtown as a convoy of trucks and cars snarl traffic

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Trucks are parked on Metcalfe Street. Residents of the national capital are again being told to avoid traveling downtown as a convoy of trucks and cars snarl traffic

The boisterous protests are now threatening to interrupt business on Monday, with authorities stating that City Hall will remain closed, traffic will be disrupted and some other services stalled.

Canada's House of Commons plans to be at work on Monday. 

'The House will reconvene at 11am tomorrow, as planned, in accordance with the Standing Orders,' the Speaker's office confirmed on Sunday night.

No comment has been made on what security arrangements will be in place with thousands of protesters still on scene. 

'This afternoon, a large presence of police continues throughout the downtown core and the movement of protestors and trucks continues to be managed,' the Ottawa police said in a statement.

'These high-risk situations were de-escalated and resolved with no arrests,' the authorities said, adding that 'police resources are fully stretched' in dealing with the obstruction, which appeared to involve hundreds of trucks.

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A blow up doll inscribed with the name of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is affixed to the gates of Parliament Hill during a rally

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A blow up doll inscribed with the name of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is affixed to the gates of Parliament Hill during a rally 

Trucks are parked along the sidewalk and on Wellington Street outside the Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council

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Trucks are parked along the sidewalk and on Wellington Street outside the Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council

People climb the fencing along Parliament Hill for a better view as Parliamentary Protective Service officers look on

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People climb the fencing along Parliament Hill for a better view as Parliamentary Protective Service officers look on

A snowplow is parked across Elgin Street as police restrict more city streets on the second official day of a rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Parliament Hill

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A snowplow is parked across Elgin Street as police restrict more city streets on the second official day of a rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Parliament Hill

Trucks are parked on Metcalfe Street with the truckers vowing to stay in the capital for 'as long as it takes'

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Trucks are parked on Metcalfe Street with the truckers vowing to stay in the capital for 'as long as it takes' 

Truckers continue to demand end to vaccine mandates in Ottawa

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The protest originated last week in western Canada, where dozens of truckers organized a convoy to drive from Vancouver to the Canadian capital to demonstrate against Covid-related restrictions, particularly a recent vaccination requirement for truck drivers crossing the long US-Canada border.

Multiple convoys began arriving in Ottawa on Friday, and were joined by thousands of other anti-vaccination protesters.

In Ottawa, the desecration of a war memorial and harassment of some city officials and NGO volunteers sparked an angry response, and the police said they had launched 'several investigations.'

A person leads a group in the saying of the Rosary during a rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Parliament Hill

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A person leads a group in the saying of the Rosary during a rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Parliament Hill

Toronto Police Public Order officers and paramedics stand near Parliament Hill during a rally

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Toronto Police Public Order officers and paramedics stand near Parliament Hill during a rally

People surround the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial during a rally against COVID-19 restrictions

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People surround the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial during a rally against COVID-19 restrictions

Toronto Police Public Order officers work on the grounds of the National War Memorial during the rally

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Toronto Police Public Order officers work on the grounds of the National War Memorial during the rally

'I am sickened to see protesters dance on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and desecrate the National War Memorial,' Wayne Eyre, chief of the country's Defense Staff, said on Twitter.

'Those involved should hang their heads in shame.'

Barricades were installed on Sunday to block vehicle access to the area around the war memorial, after several illegally parked vehicles were towed away.

And an organization advocating for the homeless, Shepherds of Good Hope, said its workers had been 'harassed' by protesters demanding meals on a particularly cold weekend.

It said it had briefly given free meals to some demonstrators in an effort to defuse tensions, but added, 'This weekend's events have caused significant strain to our operations at an already difficult time.'

Two trucks idle along Queen Elizabeth Drive Trucks as another passes, at a rally against COVID-19 restrictions

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Two trucks idle along Queen Elizabeth Drive Trucks as another passes, at a rally against COVID-19 restrictions

A Toronto Police officer keeps watch as a person screams at a journalist doing a television report at a rally against COVID-19 restrictions

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A Toronto Police officer keeps watch as a person screams at a journalist doing a television report at a rally against COVID-19 restrictions

A fire in a can is seen behind a pickup truck parked outside the Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council

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A fire in a can is seen behind a pickup truck parked outside the Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council

Flowers are laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial a day after a person was seen dancing on the Tomb during a rally against COVID-19 restrictions

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Flowers are laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial a day after a person was seen dancing on the Tomb during a rally against COVID-19 restrictions 

People hold signs during a singing of O Canada during a rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Parliament Hill

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People hold signs during a singing of O Canada during a rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Parliament Hill 

Food provisions are seen on the back of a flatbed truck parked on Metcalfe Street in the capital

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Food provisions are seen on the back of a flatbed truck parked on Metcalfe Street in the capital

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson fumed over what he called 'threatening' behavior by some of the protesters, particularly against the media.

'Stop the bully tactics and show some respect to fellow Canadians,' he said on Twitter.

Later, in an interview with the CBC, Watson said it was time for protesters to 'move on' so Ottawa can return to normal.

'Quite frankly, residents feel they're prisoners in their own home,' he said.

Protesters sparked fury by dancing on Saturday on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa

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Protesters sparked fury by dancing on Saturday on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa

Earlier in the weekend, former President Donald Trump gave vocal support for the Canadian truck drivers telling a rally in Texas that he was with the drivers 'all the way'.

Trump praised the convoy participants for 'doing more to defend American freedom than our own leaders by far.'

'We want those great Canadian truckers to know that we are with them all the way,' he told a crowd of supporters in Conroe, 40 miles north of Houston. 

Trump also slammed President Joe Biden for his administration's vaccine mandates affecting federal contractors, large businesses, health workers and the military. 

Last week, Trump's son Donald Trump Jr had also expressed support for the convoy, saying: 'We need to see more of this here in the U.S.' 

Donald Trump backed the Canadian drivers, and also pledged to pardon his supporters who were convicted in connection to the Capitol riot while yet again teasing a possible 2024 bid

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Donald Trump backed the Canadian drivers, and also pledged to pardon his supporters who were convicted in connection to the Capitol riot while yet again teasing a possible 2024 bid

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Protesters are seen in Ottawa on Sunday demanding an end to vaccine mandates

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Protesters are seen in Ottawa on Sunday demanding an end to vaccine mandates

The convoy of parked vehicles can be seen stretching beyond Ottawa city limits on Sunday

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The convoy of parked vehicles can be seen stretching beyond Ottawa city limits on Sunday

On Friday, police in Nova Scotia announced there would be fines of up to $10,000 CA ($7,800) for anyone blocking the highway, as more truckers converged on Ottawa from across the country. 

Ottawa police on Sunday confirmed they had opened an investigation after some of the protesters were filmed dancing and drinking on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Some reports suggested people had urinated on the memorial. Vehicles were parked on the Cenotaph, in what police said was a sign of disrespect. 

A statue of Terry Fox, a Canadian athlete and cancer research activist, was adorned with a placard against mandates, sparking widespread revulsion.

'The Terry Fox Foundation is proud to continue Terry's mission of funding cancer research. Terry believed in science and gave his life to help others,' the Terry Fox Foundation said, in comments retweeted by Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister.  

Protesters sparked fury by dancing on Saturday on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa

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Protesters sparked fury by dancing on Saturday on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa

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Ottawa residents were angered by some of the protesters flying swastika flags on Saturday

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Ottawa residents were angered by some of the protesters flying swastika flags on Saturday

Trudeau (pictured) said Friday that the truckers' views - which he described as anti-science, anti-government and anti-society - posed a risk not only to themselves but to other Canadians as well

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Trudeau (pictured) said Friday that the truckers' views - which he described as anti-science, anti-government and anti-society - posed a risk not only to themselves but to other Canadians as well

Ottawa police said no arrests were made during Saturday's protests, despite 'several challenges with demonstrators, including sporadic road blockages by trucks, which officers worked to clear.'

They added: 'These high-risk situations were de-escalated and resolved with no arrests.'

The police also asked people to make reports, rather than flagging social media to them. 

'Several criminal investigations are underway in relation to the desecration of the National War Memorial/Terry Fox statue, threatening/illegal/intimidating behavior to police/city workers and other individuals and damage to a city vehicle,' the police tweeted. 

'Illegal behavior will not be tolerated and will be fully investigated.

'We have investigative and evidence-gathering teams in place to support the management of the demonstration.'  

The protest has been condemned by the Canadian Trucking Alliance, a major industry group.

They said the vast majority of the country's truck drivers are vaccinated, with officials saying over 80 percent are inoculated. 

It has 'strongly disapproved' of the gathering in Ottawa.

Nationwide, 90 percent of Canadians are vaccinated. 

The truckers are protesting a vaccine mandate for their industry brought in on January 15, which means that unvaccinated Canadian drivers returning to their homeland must take a COVID test before crossing the US-Canada border, and quarantine on arrival.

Unvaccinated Canadian drivers cannot now enter the United States, and unvaccinated American drivers cannot enter Canada, after previous exemptions expired.

Hundreds of truckers have driven their giant rigs into Ottawa as part of a self-titled 'Freedom Convoy'. 

Trudeau called the truckers headed for the city a 'small fringe minority' before the convoy of hundreds of vehicles grew up to 45 miles long, as it made its way to the capital. 

The movement received an endorsement on Thursday from Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who tweeted, 'Canadian truckers rule'. 

The movement has become a cause celebre for many on the right of politics in the United States.

But Catherine McKenney, a councillor representing Ottawa, said that her constituents wanted the truckers to leave. 

'Centretown residents have had enough. All-night honking; music; swastikas; public urination defecation. 

'I have asked @OttawaPolice remove protestors from the QED out of all residential areas. Residents deserve peace and relief from these disgusting acts. #OttNews' 

A protester on Saturday is seen in the Canadian capital, Ottawa

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Flying the Canadian flag, waving banners demanding 'Freedom' and chanting slogans against Trudeau, the truckers were joined by thousands of other protesters angered not only by COVID-19 restrictions but by broader discontent with the government.

There was an enormous clamor as hundreds of big trucks, their engines rumbling, sounded their air horns non-stop.

Closer to Parliament, families calmly marched on a bitterly cold day, while young people chanted and older people in the crowd banged pots and pans in protest under Trudeau's office windows.  

'I want it all to stop - these measures are unjustified,' said one demonstrator, 31-year-old businessman Philippe Castonguay, outside the Parliament building.

He had driven seven hours from northern Quebec province to make his feelings known.

'The vaccination requirements are taking us toward a new society we never voted for,' he said. 

Trudeau said Friday that the truckers' views - which he described as anti-science, anti-government and anti-society - posed a risk not only to themselves but to other Canadians as well.   

Hundreds of truckers drove their giant rigs into the Canadian capital Ottawa on Saturday as part of a self-titled 'Freedom Convoy' which started as a protest against vaccine mandates required to cross the US border

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Hundreds of truckers drove their giant rigs into the Canadian capital Ottawa on Saturday as part of a self-titled 'Freedom Convoy' which started as a protest against vaccine mandates required to cross the US border

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family have left their home in the national's capital Ottawa for a secret location as up to 50,000 truckers gather to protest against the country's vaccine mandate and Covid lockdowns

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family have left their home in the national's capital Ottawa for a secret location as up to 50,000 truckers gather to protest against the country's vaccine mandate and Covid lockdowns

Days earlier, he had called the truckers headed for the city a 'small fringe minority' before the convoy of hundreds of vehicles grew up to 45 miles long as it made its way to the capital .

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Days earlier, he had called the truckers headed for the city a 'small fringe minority' before the convoy of hundreds of vehicles grew up to 45 miles long as it made its way to the capital .

The movement received an endorsement Thursday from Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk , who tweeted, 'Canadian truckers rule' and the movement has become a cause celebre for many on the right in the United States

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The movement received an endorsement Thursday from Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk , who tweeted, 'Canadian truckers rule' and the movement has become a cause celebre for many on the right in the United States

Flying the Canadian flag, waving banners demanding 'Freedom' and chanting slogans against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the truckers were joined by thousands of other protesters angered not only by COVID-19 restrictions but by broader discontent with the government

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Flying the Canadian flag, waving banners demanding 'Freedom' and chanting slogans against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the truckers were joined by thousands of other protesters angered not only by COVID-19 restrictions but by broader discontent with the government

There was an enormous clamor as hundreds of big trucks, their engines rumbling, sounded their air horns non-stop

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There was an enormous clamor as hundreds of big trucks, their engines rumbling, sounded their air horns non-stop

Closer to Parliament, families calmly marched on a bitterly cold day, while young people chanted and older people in the crowd banged pots and pans in protest under Trudeau's office windows

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Closer to Parliament, families calmly marched on a bitterly cold day, while young people chanted and older people in the crowd banged pots and pans in protest under Trudeau's office windows

Canadian media said the prime minister and his family had been escorted out of their home and taken to a secret location in the capital, with much of the protesters' wrath directed at Trudeau

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Canadian media said the prime minister and his family had been escorted out of their home and taken to a secret location in the capital, with much of the protesters' wrath directed at Trudeau

Convoy of trucks arrive in Ottawa to protest against vaccine mandate

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Satellite images show hundreds of truckers gathered to protest against the country's vaccine mandate and Covid lockdowns

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Satellite images show hundreds of truckers gathered to protest against the country's vaccine mandate and Covid lockdowns

Police said they were expecting eight convoys, totaling several thousand vehicles, and perhaps 10,000 demonstrators. 

Stephen Penderness, an unvaccinated 28-year-old trucker from Ontario, said he was protesting for all Canadians, not just his fellow drivers.

'It's actually for every single person... everybody on the road,' he said. 'It's all about your free choice.'

Quebec resident Louise agreed. 

'We shouldn't be forced to get vaccinated, regardless of the vaccine.'

She said vaccine passports 'represent an intrusion in our personal lives.'

There was a strong police presence around the federal capital, amid fears the protest could turn violent.

Ottawa police chief Peter Sloly described the situation as 'unique, fluid, risky and significant.'

'Let me be very clear,' he told reporters on Friday, 'we are prepared to investigate, arrest if necessary, charge and prosecute anyone who acts violently or breaks the law.'

He urged local residents to stay off the roads.

The zone around the Parliament was closed for the weekend. 

While their trucks were parked in front of the parliamentary buildings, protestors marched carrying copies of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, while others carried signs reading 'God keep our land glorious and free,' 'Make Canada great again,' and 'we are here for our freedom,' the Toronto Sun reported.   

Ottawa Police were at the scene warning truckers that any vehicles blocking emergency lanes or other locations that must be kept clear for public safety reasons would be towed.  

On Saturday morning demonstrators marched up and down the streets in front Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office waving the Canadian flag in protest of the vaccine mandate for Canadian truckers crossing the U.S border

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On Saturday morning demonstrators marched up and down the streets in front Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office waving the Canadian flag in protest of the vaccine mandate for Canadian truckers crossing the U.S border

Trucks sit parked on Wellington Street near the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa as truckers and their supporters take part in a convoy to protest vaccine mandates on Saturday

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Trucks sit parked on Wellington Street near the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa as truckers and their supporters take part in a convoy to protest vaccine mandates on Saturday

Hundreds of truckers drove their giant rigs into the Canadian capital Ottawa on Saturday as part of a self-titled 'Freedom Convoy' to protest vaccine mandates required to cross the US border

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Hundreds of truckers drove their giant rigs into the Canadian capital Ottawa on Saturday as part of a self-titled 'Freedom Convoy' to protest vaccine mandates required to cross the US border

A man carried a US Confederate flag with a semi-truck during the Freedom Convoy protesting Covid-19 vaccine mandates and restrictions in front of Parliament on Saturday

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A man carried a US Confederate flag with a semi-truck during the Freedom Convoy protesting Covid-19 vaccine mandates and restrictions in front of Parliament on Saturday

A protestor carried a 'United Against Tyranny' sign during Saturday's protest against vaccine mandates for cross-border truck drivers in Ottawa

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A protestor carried a 'United Against Tyranny' sign during Saturday's protest against vaccine mandates for cross-border truck drivers in Ottawa

A protestor carries a cut out of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau who has dismissed the protest from the truckers as a disgruntled few, pointing out that almost 90 percent of his country is vaccinated

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A protestor carries a cut out of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau who has dismissed the protest from the truckers as a disgruntled few, pointing out that almost 90 percent of his country is vaccinated

Supporters of the Freedom Convoy protest in front of Parliament in Ottawa on Saturday. One protestor proudly wave a 'F**k Trudeau' flag

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Supporters of the Freedom Convoy protest in front of Parliament in Ottawa on Saturday. One protestor proudly wave a 'F**k Trudeau' flag  

A protestor at the Freedom Convoy protest in front of Parliament wears a 'Freedom' hat as she joins thousands of Canadian truckers against the Covid-19 vaccine mandate

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A protestor at the Freedom Convoy protest in front of Parliament wears a 'Freedom' hat as she joins thousands of Canadian truckers against the Covid-19 vaccine mandate

On Saturday morning demonstrators marched up and down the streets in front Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office waving flags- including the Canadian flag marked with the word 'Liberte'

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On Saturday morning demonstrators marched up and down the streets in front Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office waving flags- including the Canadian flag marked with the word 'Liberte' 

Protesters write in the snow as hundreds of truckers drive their giant rigs into the Canadian capital of Ottawa

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Protesters write in the snow as hundreds of truckers drive their giant rigs into the Canadian capital of Ottawa 

At the protest was Tom Pappin, 53, who came from just outside Ottawa. 

'I can travel freely through the border, and not be in contact with anyone. Yet I'm locked into my own country right now,' he said. 

'I can't go on a holiday. I can't go to a restaurant, I can't go bowling. I can't go to a movie. You know, these are things that it's just gotten out of control.' 

Pappin told the Toronto Sun that attendees are likely to stay parked by Parliament until vaccine mandates are lifted.

Other protestors were more realistic about what the protest would accomplish.   

Protesters against vaccine mandate block Ottawa for second day

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'It's a nice thought, but I don't think anything will happen immediately,' Phil Powers, a truck driver from Oshawa, Ontario told the Toronto Sun.  

'This is the Canadian space to have the debate, so that's why we're here.' 

Truckers from the US - who are only allowed into Canada if they are vaccinated - have also joined the massive convoy.  

Hundreds of Canadians have lined the TransCanada Highway 20 to cheer on a 45-mile-long convoy of up to 50,000 truckers who are heading to Ottawa to protest the government's covid vaccine mandate for drivers crossing the US-Canada border

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Hundreds of Canadians have lined the TransCanada Highway 20 to cheer on a 45-mile-long convoy of up to 50,000 truckers who are heading to Ottawa to protest the government's covid vaccine mandate for drivers crossing the US-Canada border

The convoy assembled in British Columbia on Sunday, and are seen on January 28 being cheered on in Levis, Quebec by supporters

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The convoy assembled in British Columbia on Sunday, and are seen on January 28 being cheered on in Levis, Quebec by supporters

50,000 truckers are making their way across Canada in a 45-mile-long convoy in protest of vaccine mandates that now prohibit truckers from crossing the US-Canadian border without proof of vaccination

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50,000 truckers are making their way across Canada in a 45-mile-long convoy in protest of vaccine mandates that now prohibit truckers from crossing the US-Canadian border without proof of vaccination

Canadians standing on an overpass in Kingston, Ontario cheer the truck drivers on. One pickup truck is seen pulling a trailer with a sign saying: 'Freedom doesn't require permission'

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Canadians standing on an overpass in Kingston, Ontario cheer the truck drivers on. One pickup truck is seen pulling a trailer with a sign saying: 'Freedom doesn't require permission'

A driver gets his pickup truck, with a sign saying 'Oh Canada we stand on guard for thee Freedom', ready for the convoy line in Kingston, Ontario on Friday

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A driver gets his pickup truck, with a sign saying 'Oh Canada we stand on guard for thee Freedom', ready for the convoy line in Kingston, Ontario on Friday

50,000 truckers are making their way across Canada in a 45-mile-long convoy in protest of vaccine mandates that would prohibit truckers from crossing the US-Canadian border without proof of vaccination

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50,000 truckers are making their way across Canada in a 45-mile-long convoy in protest of vaccine mandates that would prohibit truckers from crossing the US-Canadian border without proof of vaccination

Canadians gather on a bridge over Highway 400 in Vaughan, Ontario, to support the Freedom Convoy

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Canadians gather on a bridge over Highway 400 in Vaughan, Ontario, to support the Freedom Convoy

Pickup trucks with Canadian flags and 'freedom' signs get ready to join the convoy in Kingston on Friday

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Pickup trucks with Canadian flags and 'freedom' signs get ready to join the convoy in Kingston on Friday

Truckers left from British Columbia on Sunday and will be met in the nation's capital on Saturday by other protesters driving from the east and the south of the country. The convoy has been joined by US truckers

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 Truckers left from British Columbia on Sunday and will be met in the nation's capital on Saturday by other protesters driving from the east and the south of the country. The convoy has been joined by US truckers

The Toronto Sun estimated that up to 50,000 trucks could be participating - this convoy could exceed the existing record for the world's longest by 10 times if it stays intact until its intended destination

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The Toronto Sun estimated that up to 50,000 trucks could be participating - this convoy could exceed the existing record for the world's longest by 10 times if it stays intact until its intended destination

'It's 70 kilometers long,' Benjamin Dichter, a spokesman for the Freedom Convoy 2022, told the Toronto Sun. 'I have seen footage from an airplane. It's impressive'

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'It's 70 kilometers long,' Benjamin Dichter, a spokesman for the Freedom Convoy 2022, told the Toronto Sun. 'I have seen footage from an airplane. It's impressive'

In a list of demands, the organizers of the Freedom Convoy are calling for an end to vaccine passports and for the federal government to respect the rights of the unvaccinated

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In a list of demands, the organizers of the Freedom Convoy are calling for an end to vaccine passports and for the federal government to respect the rights of the unvaccinated

Hutterites have shown out in numbers not just greet the truckers with signs as they drive by, but to keep them fed

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Hutterites have shown out in numbers not just greet the truckers with signs as they drive by, but to keep them fed

Canadian truckers roll towards Ottawa to protest vaccine mandate

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The longest convoy in history was just five miles long, consisted of 480 trucks, and took place in Egypt in 2020, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.   

In a list of demands, the organizers of the Freedom Convoy are calling for an end to vaccine passports and for the federal government to respect the rights of the unvaccinated.  

Trudeau hit the brakes on their demands. 

'What we are hearing from some people associated with this convoy is completely unacceptable,' he said.

'We know the way through this pandemic is to get everyone vaccinated. 

'The overwhelming majority, close to 90 percent of Canadians, have done exactly that.' 

But supporters of the convoy disagree, with one driver saying that 'the amount of trucks involved and the amount of people showing up here, this shows the frustrations of Canadians and it's going to continue to grow.'   

Canada's truckers join protest by horn against gov. vaccine mandate

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'A lot of people are trying to say that these type of things are done out of anger, but this is actually being done out of frustration towards the things the government is imposing upon Canadian citizens,' a man named Trevor told Global News when the convoy passed through the Balgonie area, declining to give his surname

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 'A lot of people are trying to say that these type of things are done out of anger, but this is actually being done out of frustration towards the things the government is imposing upon Canadian citizens,' a man named Trevor told Global News when the convoy passed through the Balgonie area, declining to give his surname

The Freedom Convoy left from Vancouver to Ottawa on Sunday in protest. They intend to hold a protest in Ottawa upon arriving on January 29

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The Freedom Convoy left from Vancouver to Ottawa on Sunday in protest. They intend to hold a protest in Ottawa upon arriving on January 29

A GoFundMe initiative has already raised $6,365,040 towards the protest since it was launched on January 14, with organizers saying that the money will go toward the gas, food and shelter of the participating truckers

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A GoFundMe initiative has already raised $6,365,040 towards the protest since it was launched on January 14, with organizers saying that the money will go toward the gas, food and shelter of the participating truckers

Truckers arrive in Ottawa to protest the vaccine mandate

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Canada has enacted some of the most strict COVID-19 protocols worldwide. 

Ontario will only closed its restaurants, gyms and movie theaters early this month, and will only reopen them at the beginning of February. 

Vaccinations were mandated in for federal workers last year, and the premier of Quebec announced plans to penalize unvaccinated residents that don't have a medical reason not to get the shot.  

On Thursday night, Elon Musk tweeted: 'If you scare people enough, they will demand removal of freedom. This is the path to tyranny'

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On Thursday night, Elon Musk tweeted: 'If you scare people enough, they will demand removal of freedom. This is the path to tyranny'

He also praised the protesters, tweeting on Thursday that 'Canadian truckers rule'

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He also praised the protesters, tweeting on Thursday that 'Canadian truckers rule'

Musk stated in September of 2020 that he and his family would not be getting vaccinated because they are not at risk, and said he most likely had a mild case of the virus in November

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Musk stated in September of 2020 that he and his family would not be getting vaccinated because they are not at risk, and said he most likely had a mild case of the virus in November

The Freedom Convoy left from Vancouver to Ottawa on Sunday in protest. They intend to hold a protest in Ottawa upon arriving on January 29

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The Freedom Convoy left from Vancouver to Ottawa on Sunday in protest. They intend to hold a protest in Ottawa upon arriving on January 29

Canada has enacted some of the most strict COVID-19 protocols worldwide. Ontario will only closed its restaurants, gyms and movie theaters early this month, and will only reopen them at the beginning of February

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Canada has enacted some of the most strict COVID-19 protocols worldwide. Ontario will only closed its restaurants, gyms and movie theaters early this month, and will only reopen them at the beginning of February