The trucks haven’t even started rolling yet and already Freedom Convoy 2022 has “massive and incredible” momentum, according to northern BC organizer Art Meise of Prince George.
Freedom Convoy is the grassroots truckers’ event that will see big trucks leaving Vancouver on Sunday and heading to Ottawa, with other truckers and their trucks joining and converging, for a spectacular arrival on January 29.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if we had 150,000 trucks and truckers and a total of 700,000 people by the time we get to Ottawa,” said Meise, who drives heavy equipment in Prince George.
For Freedom Convoy, he will drive a pickup truck and trailer that will also serve as an office for participating truckers in northern British Columbia.
“It’s not just about truckers anymore, it’s about everyone,” Meise said.
“We want an end to discrimination. We want the lifting of mandates and restrictions (COVID). We want the right to choose and to work.”
With such a crowd of trucks and people expected to surround Parliament Hill, Meise said Freedom Convoy would “shut down Ottawa until they do something.”
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