A convoy of close to 10,000 Canadian truckers is currently on its way to the capital in Ottawa to protest against vaccine mandates they say are “destroying the foundation of our businesses, industries and livelihoods.”
“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’s 70 km long,” said Benjamin Dichter, spokesman for the Freedom Convoy 2022. “I have seen footage from an airplane. It’s impressive.”
“By Wednesday, truckers hope to have taken their protest through to Manitoba and will make it to southern Ontario on Friday,” the Sun reports.
“Plans call for the convoy to arrive in Ottawa on Saturday for a protest.”
— Toronto Sun (@TheTorontoSun) January 26, 2022
The convoy has raised $6 million dollars on its GoFundMe page, where funders are greeted with the following message:
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.
It’s a small price to pay for our freedoms. We thank you all for your Donations and know that you are helping reshape this once beautiful country back to the way it was.
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
— Mocha Bezirgan (@BezirganMocha) January 24, 2022