Covid-crazed bureaucrats having a standoff with a pissed off working class
A large convoy of truckers on Monday blockaded a US-Canada border crossing outside Alberta leading to the capital of Ottawa.
The massive blockade began as a trucker protest at the Coutts, Alberta-Sweet Grass, Montana border crossing in support of the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa over the weekend.
Early mornin' here in Coutts, Alberta.— K2 (@kiansimone44) January 31, 2022
Hundreds of truckers are blocking entry to the country and aren't moving until the mandates are dropped.
They tell me they have enough coffee and donuts to last them till may.
More at https://t.co/NxAr5VnjIY, if you can, buy us a coffee! pic.twitter.com/UY2J2dIuJE
The blockade was formed along the southbound lane of Alberta Highway 4 that connects Calgary, Albert to Helena, Montana.
MAP BREAK— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 31, 2022
The truckers are blockading the major US-Canada border crossing between Calgary and Helena pic.twitter.com/cjqkSbEo1z
On Monday, Canadian authorities responded by sending police and towing vehicles to intimidate the truckers.
UPDATE: This was sent to me earlier— K2 (@kiansimone44) January 31, 2022
RCMP and tactical units headed to Coutts, Alberta.
The hundreds of truckers aren't budging, as they demonstrate by parking at the border of Montana.
More at https://t.co/NxAr5V5Iko pic.twitter.com/Zjx5U72EwO
BREAKING: RCMP and tow trucks have made there way to the blockage.— K2 (@kiansimone44) January 31, 2022
In response the protestors blocked the only road left with their personal vehicles.
Stay tuned for updates. https://t.co/NxAr5V5Iko pic.twitter.com/NlOXtUXlFP
A local was watching twitter for updates in her pajamas, shocked to see tactical units outside her house in Coutts Alberta.— K2 (@kiansimone44) January 31, 2022
She came to support the hundreds of truckers here, with more on the way being blocked by checkpoints outside town.
More at https://t.co/NxAr5V5Iko pic.twitter.com/LkNWAlscJt
Facing fines of $10,000 for a first offense or $25,000, as well as jail time for a second, the blockade organizers prayed over their difficult decision to disperse or remain.
Certainly, the truckers would argue that government-mandated vaccines and lockdowns are also a “significant inconvenience” to their freedom.
This comes as Trudeau on Monday denounced the Freedom Convoy as “violent”, “hateful” and “racist” from his undisclosed safe house in a televised address.