Canadian truckers are breaking records for the longest truck convoy ever to protest vaccine mandates for truck drivers; drivers are joining from all over the country.
“According to Guinness World Records, the longest truck convoy ever recorded was 7.5 km long, in Egypt in 2020. The Freedom Convoy heading from British Columbia to Ottawa is said to be considerably longer,” The Toronto Sun reports.
“It could be 10 times larger than the world record,” The Sun added.
The Freedom Convoy consists of more than 10,000 trucks and has raised more than 6 million dollars on GoFundMe. The convoy includes a message on the site (excerpts below):
To our Fellow Canadians, the time for political overreach is over. Our current government is implementing rules and mandates that are destroying the foundation of our businesses, industries and livelihoods. Canadians have been integral to the fabric of humanity in many ways that have shaped the planet.
We are a peaceful country that has helped protect nations across the globe from tyrannical governments who oppressed their people, and now it seems it is happening here. We are taking our fight to the doorsteps of our Federal Government and demanding that they cease all mandates against its people. Small businesses are being destroyed, homes are being destroyed, and people are being mistreated and denied fundamental necessities to survive. It’s our duty as Canadians to put an end to these mandates. It is imperative that this happens because if we don’t our country will no longer be the country we have come to love. We are doing this for our future Generations and to regain our lives back.
The truckers are on the way to Ottawa to protest in the nation’s capital.