Assessment: They’ve been cheered on by thousands of Canadians who have lined up along highways to stand in solidarity with the anti-mandate movement …
Truckers from across Canada are protesting vaccine mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions with a “Freedom Convoy” that began in British Columbia and is making its way to the nation’s capital with tens of thousands of supporters.
The convoy departed from Vancouver on Sunday and is headed toward Ottawa in protest of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s vaccine mandate for all truck drivers crossing the border from the United States into Canada. As of Wednesday, the convoy has grown to a world record-smashing length of 70 km (43 miles), according to Freedom Convoy spokesman Benjamin Dichter.
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
Keep trucking Canada pic.twitter.com/xc5lEq2KJr
— Wittgenstein (@backtolife_2019) January 27, 2022
“It’s 70 km long,” Dichter told the Toronto Sun. “I have seen footage from an airplane. It’s impressive.”
The Guinness world record for longest truck convoy is 7.5 km, which was achieved by a convoy in Egypt in 2020. The Toronto Sun estimated that when the convoy reaches its destination for a planned protest in Ottawa Saturday, it could be as much as 10 times longer than the previous world record. The outlet reported there are as many as 50,000 trucks from western and eastern Canada participating, and even some joining from the United States.
Read More @ The Blaze HERE