As demonstrations against COVID-19 restrictions continue across Canada, the word freedom is on the lips and placards of many protesters.
Often associated with protests and rallies in the United States, the term has taken hold among protesters who are part of the Freedom Convoy, which rolled into Ottawa in late January and has become entrenched in the city’s downtown.
For many, freedom is a malleable term — one that’s open to interpretation.
That flexibility, in part, has fuelled its growth among certain groups, said Barbara Perry, director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism at the Oshawa-based Ontario Tech University.
According to the thinking on the far left once they deem something immoral they can do whatever it takes to stop them however, this time they went too far.
On the heels of that report, Trudeau imposed draconian measures to stop the peaceful protestors allowing banks to freeze the trucker’s assets.
.@cafreeland gives herself extraordinary powers to “follow the money” and freeze your bank account. It won’t be temporary.
This is a basic feature of a Chinese-style social credit system. To be able to shut you out of society if you dissent. pic.twitter.com/2XgCauICZk
Now the world is going to watch a regime crackdown on bounces houses and people playing hockey. Meanwhile, leaders of Candian provinces are dropping coronavirus restrictions because of the protests. Trudeau is on his own and his overstep is not going to bode well in the long run.
Additionally, left wing hackers targeted the crowdfunding website GiveSendGo raised over $9 million for the protestors in Canada. As a result, the donor list of those contributing to the convoy and other sensitive docs was stolen.
BREAKING: GiveSendGo, the crowdfunding website used by the Freedom Convoy, is now redirecting to the domain GiveSendGone[.]wtf.
A video from the Disney film Frozen now appears alongside a manifesto condemning the website and the Freedom Convoy. pic.twitter.com/3TLAwfvZ3w