Elon Musk Tells 71 Million Twitter Followers To ‘Vote Them Out’, Stands With Canadian ‘Freedom Convoy’ Truckers
Joe Rogan sums it up, Canada "is in revolt."
By Tyler Durden | Zero Hedge
Update (1900ET): In a significant turn of events, that we are sure will be pilloried by Trudeau as being some mix of racist, mysognist, dangerous, or ‘damaging democracy’, Elon Musk – having earlier tweeted his support of the Canadian truckers protesting vaccine mandates…
Canadian truckers rule
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 27, 2022
…just turned up the social media amplifier to ’11’, telling his 71.1 million twitter followers that: “If you scare people enough, they will demand removal of freedom. This is the path to tyranny,” and added that the way to fight back is to “vote them out.”
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A massive convoy of Canadian truckers is nearing the capital of Ottawa to protest the cross-border COVID-19 vaccine mandates severely affecting the trucking industry.
Top government officials, big technology companies, and mainstream media are down-playing the protest, dubbed the “Freedom Convoy” that began in Vancouver on Sunday and is expected to reach Ottawa, Canada’s capital, on Saturday.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the protest and its supporters a “small fringe minority” with “unacceptable views.”
“The small fringe minority of people who are on their way to Ottawa are holding unacceptable views that they’re expressing, do not represent the views of Canadians who have been there for each other who know that following the science and stepping up to protect each other is the best way to continue to ensure our freedoms, rights, and values as a country,” Trudeau told reporters Wednesday.
The president has called anyone unvaccinated racist and misogynistic extremists.
Meanwhile, big tech companies are taking aim at the movement to limit their mobility ahead of reaching Ottawa.
GoFundMe froze an account linked to the group that organized the protest. The GoFundMe page raised CAD 6 million as of Thursday morning from 76,000 people. “We are asking for donations to help with the costs of fuel first, and hopefully food and lodgings to help ease the pressures of this arduous task,” the GoFundMe page says.
But GoFundMe spokeswoman Rachel Hollis sparked significant backlash after the tech company froze distributions of the fund after requesting organizers to show documentation “about how funds will be properly distributed.”
It makes sense why Trudeau, big tech, and corporate media are downplaying and limiting the group’s mobility – that is because the movement is massive, anywhere between 10,000 and 50,000 Canadian truckers. The convoy could easily shut down Ottawa this weekend.
Last night, over 50,000 Canadian truckers formed a caravan in protest against vaccine mandates and COVID tyranny.pic.twitter.com/ICTu8N2x6P
— Michael P Senger (@MichaelPSenger) January 24, 2022
Freedom trucker convoy making it’s way through Brandon, Manitoba, Canada being greeted by large crowds of supporters today.
The convoy is coming from the west and east of Canada and meeting in Ottawa to protest all mandates and restrictions in the country. pic.twitter.com/ON9tHu4L2h
— Marie Oakes (@TheMarieOakes) January 25, 2022
Canadians set off fireworks last night as the truck convoy passed in protest against vaccine mandates and COVID restrictions. At over 70km long, Canada’s convoy shatters the prior world record for longest truck convoy ever recorded.pic.twitter.com/ujPYScL2Cw
— Michael P Senger (@MichaelPSenger) January 26, 2022
WARMINGTON: 'Freedom' truckers may form world's longest convoy https://t.co/3azEc28kuO Via @joe_warmington pic.twitter.com/8wuQ3SyMgC
— Toronto Sun (@TheTorontoSun) January 26, 2022
Airplane view of the freedom trucker convoy between Whitewood and Moosomin, Saskatchewan, Canada today. pic.twitter.com/qJEy96Q8Ez
— Marie Oakes (@TheMarieOakes) January 25, 2022
I have never seen such an enormous convoy before. I didn't even know such amounts of freedom loving Canadians existed. This is more than a protest. Watch our full video tomorrow @RebelNewsOnline #TruckersForFreedom https://t.co/Apz9xO8v9h pic.twitter.com/4mXlXKHflv
— Abdusselam Bezirgan (@BezirganMocha) January 24, 2022
Truckers are furious after a vaccine mandate that began on Jan. 15 required unvaccinated truckers crossing back into Canada to be tested and quarantined for a week. The US enacted a similar policy on Jan. 22. These two mandates instantly took 20% of the 160,000 cross-border American and Canadian truckers off the road due to noncompliance in both countries.
Joe Rogan sums it up, Canada “is in revolt.”
The convoy is expected to reach Ottawa in the next 48 hours.
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