U.S. media smear Canadian truckers as 'insurrectionists' as protest hits border

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to media Feb. 8, 2022 (Video screenshot)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has denounced participants in Canada’s Freedom Convoy as a racist “fringe minority” of people who have “unacceptable views.”

And as the movement inspires truckers abroad and shuts down traffic at the U.S. border, American media is sounding the alarm, describing the protests against COVID-19 vaccine mandates as “sedition,” “insurrection” and “a threat to democracy.”

In an MSNBC interview, the protest was characterized as “part of the globalization of Trumpism.”

In a report from Ottawa for MSNBC, a reporters said “there has not been as much violence as some had perhaps project, but that does not necessarily mean it has been peaceful.” And residents, CNN reported, said they feel “terrorized” and “like hostages.”

See a montage of U.S. coverage of the Freedom Convoy:

A substantial portion of Canadians apparently are not buying the spin from their own media. Thousands turned out along the route from British Columbia to Ottawa to cheer on and support the truckers with food, fuel and other supplies. And when Ottawa enacted a “fuel ban” and confiscated gas cans, local citizens filled the gap.

See gas cans on the street in Ottawa:

People hit the streets with gas cans:

This article was originally published by the WND News Center.

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