Truck drivers across the globe unite against vaccine mandates, drawing inspiration from Freedom Convoy

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The eyes of the world have been glued to Ottawa as thousands of Canadian truckers brave freezing temperatures to stand against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates, and now, the powerful movement has gone global.

Even as Ottawa police seize the Freedom Convoy’s fuel in an attempt to force them to disband, convoys are rolling from Europe to Australia and beyond, in what must surely be the largest truly grassroots, global movement of our time.

Truckers are hitting the road in the Netherlands, where, according to the government’s website, digital vaccine certificates, required for travel, are, as of Feb. 1, good for just 270 days “after you received the final dose of your primary vaccination.”

Convoys are forming in New Zealand, whose prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, admitted back in October that she had created two classes of people in her country.

Honks are being heard in Australia, where the unvaccinated, which includes those who are not fully boosted, were warned of $1,000 fines.

And in the UK, where PM Boris Johnson is hoping to keep his job after dining with friends during the lockdowns, they are streaming the convoy on YouTube.

Plans are also in motion for U.S. truckers to head to the Capitol in Washington D.C., though, as Brian Brase, the D.C. Convoy’s co-organizer has learned, Big Tech has no plans to make it easy for them.

The “Convoy to D.C. 2022” Facebook page was removed, just as the group was reaching 140,000 followers.

According to Fox Digital, a Facebook spokesperson stated the group was removed from the platform “for repeatedly violating our policies around QAnon.”

“That’s just not true,” Brase told Fox.

“We’re having trucker companies from all over the country calling us drivers,” Brase said. “The sheer volume of response… I’m going to say we’ll be just as big as Canada, if not larger.”

“Canada has inspired the entire world to stand up,” he stated. “We’re so proud of our Canadian brothers and sisters in the trucking industry.”

“Across the world, I’ve had people reach out: Finland and Switzerland and Norway and Germany and the UK, Australia,” he continued. “The truck drivers are uniting worldwide.”

At least 1,000 people turned up to protest near Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, and in New Zealand, convoys are converging in the capital of Wellington.

Meanwhile, in Europe, a World Freedom Convoy will be heading to Brussels on Feb. 14, with protests set to take place in many capital cities on the continent, according to the Brussels Times.

“I think you’re starting to see what will become a big global movement to end these mandates, said Brase. “It’s a violation of your human rights to be mandated to take this vaccine. If you want it, go get it, but being mandated to get it, we’re standing up against that. We think it’s wrong.”

Melissa Fine


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