Epic video from the US-Canada border shows a bunch of truckers blocking roadways between the two countries with “Freedom” signs.
Several videos from the scene show a convoy of over a dozen semi-trucks marching up and down highways near the border with signs like “Mandate Freedom” and “Trudeau Has Caused Hate, Division, and Anger.”
The anti-mandate rally started on Monday, ahead of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s executive order prohibiting unvaccinated truck drivers from crossing the Canadian border, which took effect on January 15.
According to NNY 360, only 50% to 60% of U.S. truckers are vaccinated, according to an estimate from the American Trucking Associations. The rules will make thousands of drivers ineligible for cross-border shipments, exacerbating a shortage at a time when the transportation industry is already strained.
Manufacturers are warning that the snarling of a supply chain that relies on an open border for the transit of $45 billion worth of goods every month might force them to reduce output and increase expenses. According to the Department of Commerce, Canada is the top export market for 32 US states.
More truck drivers are calling for an anti-mandate protest on January 23, saying they can bring Trudeau’s government to “its fucking knees.”