Canada’s anti-COVID mandate movement sparked by the truckers has gone global, with convoys spotted in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Australia.
Following the 50,000-strong convoy of Canadian truckers that converged on Ottawa over the weekend to fight against severe COVID mandates, more Freedom Convoys are rising up in Europe and Australia.
Worldwide support for the Canadian truckers began manifesting in the Netherlands, where convoys of semi-trucks were spotted rallying against the country’s COVID vaccine passports.
Freedom Convoys were also spotted in Italy and Germany on Sunday.
The newly-formed European Freedom Convoy released a unifying statement on Sunday outlining a plan to rally in Brussels and occupy the city until all COVID restrictions are lifted.
“This is not about vax or anti-vax, it is about people’s right to choose,” the group stated. “This is not about politics, this is about the freedom of the human race.”
Convoys are also being organized in the United States, France, Finland, and Czechoslovakia, according to the group’s Telegram post.
Meanwhile, Australians, who have been subjected to some of the world’s most severe COVID restrictions, are organizing their own Freedom Convoy.
The Australian Freedom Convoy already raised over $150,000 on GoFundMe to support their journey and occupation of Australia’s capital of Canberra, which they announced will take place on January 31.