Leader of trucker convoy says protesters are moving from Ottawa to Toronto
And there's word that Toronto might be in for the same headaches after one of the demonstration's organizers hinted that the convoy could be rolling into the 6ix next.
Chris Barber, one of the leaders of the protest, posted a video to TikTok on Tuesday night, suggesting that Toronto will be the next target of the convoy, a warning that rings especially loud after a similar but much smaller anti-vaccine mandate protest ground Toronto traffic to a halt this past weekend.
"Ottawa isn't working really well with us in terms of law enforcement," says Barber, who says he "just came out of a meeting with a bunch of the top brass in this little movement here, and tomorrow, we're going to pull up stakes and head for Toronto."
"I don't think Toronto's quite had enough entertainment for this and Ottawa is getting a little sticky on their law enforcement, so tomorrow we'll pull up stake and go to Toronto," continues Barber, a 28-year veteran trucker who, among other event organizers, is now facing a $10 million lawsuit for their continued disruption in the capital.
The news has people in Toronto reacting to the rumour of trucks coming to shut down the city, with one calling out the claim that the city needs "entertainment."
Toronto hasn't had enough entertainment? like buddy, for Toronto protest standards, I'd *maybe* give the TO Convoy like a 4/10.— Leora Wolfman (@notleora) February 9, 2022
Another comment assumes the convoy finally got the memo that mandates are being implemented at the provincial level, and that bringing the fight to Ottawa was not the correct move.
Somebody explained about that whole provincial government thing, and how they’ve even in the wrong city for almost two weeks.— ◽️tweet◽️ (@_tweeeet_) February 9, 2022
But the most common response is people who simply don't buy the threats.
And we all believe it right?🙄— Mike (@rebellion__scum) February 9, 2022
The way Barber opened his warning message is another source of doubt on social media.
First words "So we're just going to spam post a bunch of shit tonight".— T J Doubleu (@drTJUU) February 9, 2022
Though the organizers behind the convoy have gone to great lengths to distance themselves from the far-right, hateful rhetoric that has been a common sight during protests, Barber himself has shared videos of himself speaking in front of not just one, but two Confederate flags, a divisive symbol that has come to represent slavery and racism.
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