Truckers convoy: How a TikToker, oil advocates and a Wexit organizer helped fire up the 'Freedom Rally' that's heading to Ottawa - 2022-01-24

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F94.png Truckers convoy: How a TikToker, oil advocates and a Wexit organizer helped fire up the 'Freedom Rally' that's heading to Ottawa January 24, 2022, Kieran Leavitt, Toronto Star

EDMONTON—A long line of truckers and their supporters carved its way through Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan on Monday — along roads at times dotted with hundreds of cheering protesters — as the procession continued an eastward journey that is set to end in Ottawa this weekend.

The convoy, dubbed the "Freedom Rally" and carrying a controversial message opposing vaccine mandates, had left British Columbia on Sunday in hopes of reaching the capital Saturday.

The total number of participants is, at this stage, difficult to estimate, as truckers and other protesters join along the way — some just for a short time and others pledging they won't leave Parliament Hill, once they get there, until mandates keeping the unvaccinated from eating at restaurants or working certain jobs are done away with.

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{{cite news | first = Kieran | last = Leavitt | author2 = Alex Mckeen | title = Truckers convoy: How a TikToker, oil advocates and a Wexit organizer helped fire up the 'Freedom Rally' that's heading to Ottawa | url = https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2022/01/24/convoy-of-truck-drivers-protesting-vaccine-mandates-continue-trek-to-ottawa-as-supporters-praise-modern-day-blue-collar-soldiers.html | work = Toronto Star | date = January 24, 2022 | accessdate = January 30, 2022 }}