Hundreds in Fort McMurray show support for “Freedom Convoy”

Fort McMurray residents came out in full force on Saturday in solidarity with the nationwide “Freedom Convoy” that is currently protesting in Ottawa.

The convoy was initially created to oppose the federal mandate that declared any truckers crossing the Canada/U.S. border needed proof of vaccination.

The movement has now evolved into pushing for the abolishment of all vaccine mandates in the country.

Here in Fort McMurray hundreds of vehicles took part in the local convoy over the weekend, at one point stretching from Franklin Ave. up Hwy. 63 and down much of Confederation Way.

Hundreds more gathered along sidewalks throughout the city brandishing Canadian flags while cheering on the convoy for hours as it went past.

Many spectators mocked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent comments towards the group saying he did not believe they represented Canadians by holding up signs quoting Trudeau, saying they were not a “fringe minority”.

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