We’ll debunk some of that misinformation below. First, here’s some quick background:
involve a minority of Canada’s truck drivers, some far-right activists
and a variety of other citizens. The demonstrations began in late January as a “Freedom Convoy” of trucks and other vehicles. The convoy then turned into an ongoing demonstration in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, whose mayor declared a state of emergency on Sunday. It has also sparked protests elsewhere and inspired plans for a similar convoy in the US.
The protests have been touted
on right-wing US television station Fox and have been cheered by some prominent Republican officeholders and conservative pundits; organizers have raised millions of dollars
. Former President Donald Trump even weighed in with a statement
praising the protesters and denouncing Trudeau.
The convoy started after Canada began requiring…