Protesters in Canada organized a freedom convoy to demonstrate against the government’s COVID-19 restrictions. The convoy, made up of people from across the country and representing all ages, drove from Toronto to Ottawa to show their opposition to the current public health orders. The demonstrators called for an end to lockdowns and other measures that they believe are taking away their civil liberties and damaging their livelihoods. Supporters held up signs and waved flags along their route while honking horns in solidarity with their cause.
This Saturday, The Freedom Convoy returned to the streets in protest against vaccine mandates and the Trudeau-led government. The convoy, comprised of 12 vehicles hoisting Canadian flags, began at 9:25 a.m. in downtown Kelowna before travelling to West Kelowna’s Superstore parking lot where additional protestors from the South Okanagan joined them. By 5 p.m., they had returned to McCurdy Corner in Rutland, marking one year since their initial arrival in Ottawa.
The news release from group calling themselves The Resistance outlined their plan to travel through cities including Kelowna, West Kelowna, Merritt, Kamloops and Vernon before returning to Kelowna for a rally at McCurdy Corner. As part of this journey, citizens were able to voice their frustrations with government policies and demand change within their own communities and beyond.