Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau derided the thousands of citizens protesting lockdowns and mask mandates as “a few people shouting and waving swastikas.”
As a huge protest dubbed the “Freedom Convoy” rages through week two, paralyzing the capital city of Ottawa, Trudeau took aim at the opponents of nationwide regulations enacted over COVID-19. During an emergency debate in Parliament on Monday, he blasted the trucker-led protests, accusing them of trying to derail Canada’s democracy.
Individuals are trying to blockade our economy, our democracy, and our fellow citizens’ daily lives It has to stop. The people of Ottawa don’t deserve to be harassed in their own neighborhoods,” Trudeau said.