Justin Trudeau denounces anti-vaccine trucker protests in Canada

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, denounced the “symbols of hatred and division” that were displayed during the massive demonstrations of the truckers anti-vaccine and his supporters in the capital, Ottawa.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Trudeau said that while people have a right to protest, “hate can never be the answer.”

“Over the past few days, Canadians have been shocked and frankly disgusted by the behavior displayed by some people protesting in our nation’s capital,” he said. Minister Justin Trudeau during a press conference.

What did Justin Trudeau say about the demonstrations?

Justin Trudeau denounces anti-vaccine trucker protests in Canada.

“I want to be very clear: We are not intimidated by those who hurl insults and abuse at small business workers and steal food from the homeless. We will not give in to those who fly racist flags. We will not give in to those who engage in vandalism or dishonor the memory of our veterans.”

Truckers protested in Ottawa against Canada‘s vaccine mandate, and a crowd of thousands marched through the city the next day to denounce the coronavirus vaccination mandate for truckers crossing the Canada-US border. Truckers protest in Ottawa against Canada’s vaccine mandate

Anti-Vaccine Truckers Protest in Canada

Justin Trudeau denounces anti-vaccine trucker protests in Canada.

While some protesters voiced their grievances with the vaccine mandate and broader COVID-19 policies in Canada, experts noted last week that well-known far-right activists espousing Islamophobic, anti-Semitic and other hateful views were among the organizers of the event.

AmericanPost.News reports that while images shared on social media over the weekend showed protesters waving swastika flags as well as US Confederate flags, which civil rights groups say is a symbol of supremacy White.

Global News reporter Marc-Andre Cossette also tweeted a photo of a flag from the Three Percenters, a far-right anti-government militia that Canada designated a “terrorist” organization last year, hanging on the hood of a parked truck. near Parliament Hill.