(Natural News) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the Freedom Convoy truckers protesting against Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine mandates a “fringe” group. Luigi Grimaldi of the John Birch Society (JBS) begs to differ.
During an interview with Alex Newman of the New American, Grimaldi revealed that the majority of Canadians actually support what the truckers stand for. “This particular convoy is extremely important only because it’s well-received by the majority of Canadians. People here [in the U.S.] will love the truckers,” he told the host of “Conversations That Matter.”
“The truckers are a very interesting demographic because they tend to be very conservative as a norm, and they wouldn’t comply with the [vaccine] mandate. They started this, a lot of who can’t get vaccinated. They won’t do their jobs because they can’t comply with the mandates, and they’re forced – like myself – to make that decision,” said Grimaldi.
“So they got together and are starting from coast to coast – and they’ve converged in Ottawa. There [has] been regional support for the truckers [and for] removing the mandate. These are [coming from] a lot of Canadians.”
Grimaldi shared his experience participating in one of the Freedom Convoy’s stops in the village of Newbury in Ontario Province. “We had over 4,00 people in various cars [and] trucks [doing] a circular route around the town. Along the route, we had been well-received – [and also] along the underpasses to the [Ontario Highway 400]. We had a lot of people there waving flags. I brought my ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ Gadsden flag, and I saw a handful of those as well.”
He told Newman that the Freedom Convoy is very well received. “This is a very enormous protest. It’s been getting a lot of support among all Canadians. I believe that we may have hit a critical mass as far as support for removing these mandates permanently [is concerned],” Grimaldi said. (Related: Poll finds majority of Canadians want COVID restrictions scrapped following trucker protests.)
Freedom Convoy not a “fringe” group based on the show of support
Despite the support the convoy received from Canadians all across the country, Trudeau slammed the protesting truckers as but a “fringe” minority.
“The small fringe minority of people who are on their way to Ottawa are holding unacceptable views that they’re expressing. [They] do not represent the views of Canadians who have been there for each other [and] who know that following the science and stepping up to protect each other is the best way to continue to ensure our freedoms, rights and values as a country,” he told reporters during a Jan. 26 press briefing.
Grimaldi disagreed. “It’s not true at all. The numbers speak for themselves. It’s never been seen before in Canadian history, this amount of support to remove these mandates – so this isn’t a fringe,” he said.
“These are everyday truckers, everyday Canadians, and they’re generally not very political. They just do their job, and then they don’t expose themselves to anybody as far as disease is concerned – because they’re in a truck all the time and they’re by themselves.”
Grimaldi also had strong words for the Canadian prime minister, who he called a “globalist” and the “evil twin” of French President Emmanuel Macron. “He uses the same left-wing smear tactics, [and] I think we’re all tired of it. I mean, he was caught with blackface many times in photographs – and so he has nothing to go by. Really, there are other things about him; you just got to dig a little deeper,” he said.
The JBS member and Freedom Convoy participant also lauded Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis after Newman said he was in the Sunshine State. “I wish we had the same governor; he seems wonderful,” Grimaldi said. He also praised other “excellent conservative governors” such as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem who took the path of health freedom instead of medical tyranny.
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