Athletes and billionaires back “Freedom Convoy” on Twitter
Elon Musk and Theo Fleury are the latest public figures to show support for Canada’s ongoing trucker protest.
In a tweet, the Tesla and SpaceX founder stated that “Canadian truckers rule.”
This was preceded by another pro-Canadian statement, where Musk cryptically wrote: "Je m'aple syrup."
The protest, known as “Freedom Convoy 2022,” opposes the mandating of COVID-19 vaccines.
The cause was sparked after the federal government announced in November that all truckers looking to cross the border from the United States would need to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The US also instituted its own ban on unvaccinated truckers.
The Canadian policy came into effect on January 15. Now, truckers from across the country are planning to demonstrate outside the Parliament building in Ottawa on Friday, January 28.
Truckers from across the nation have been making their way to Ottawa since January 23 and a GoFundMe page has raised almost $6 million to support them.
Meanwhile, the Canadian hockey legend and Olympic gold medalist also spoke in support of the convoy on Fox News’s The Ingraham Angle on Wednesday.
“He doesn’t talk about the economy, he doesn’t talk about the supply chain, he doesn’t talk about us losing our rights, lockdowns, nothing,” said Fleury.
“It’s just straight vaccines, but what’s happening is right now in Canada we have one of the biggest revolutions happening and you probably haven’t heard about it because nobody’s talking about it. But right now, there’s 50,000 truckers and about 1.4 million people headed to the parliament in Ottawa, and they’re going to stay there until Trudeau resigns or they give us back all of our freedom and rights.”
“When you separate people, it’s easy to create power through separation,” said Fleury. “But like I said, what we’re seeing in the country right now with these truckers, honestly it has ignited the whole entire country of Canada.”
“The thing about Canadians is that eventually our long, long fuse burns out, and that’s where we are in the country. Everybody wants change, and we definitely want to have an impact with this movement or revolution, whatever you want to call it. We want change to happen.”
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