Joe Rogan, Jordan Peterson, and Elon Musk are among those people coming out in support of Canada's "Freedom Convoy."
The so-called convoy is a group of Canadian truckers who have organized to protest against the country's COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
At the time of this reporting, all unvaccinated Canadian truckers are required to quarantine for two weeks before being permitted to cross from the United States back into Canada.
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Musk, in apparent response to the news, wrote, "Canadian truckers rule[.]"
Musk's sentiments seem to be largely shared, as at the time of this reporting, his tweet has received a whopping 387,000 likes.
Renowned Canadian psychologist and author Jordan Peterson tweeted at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who recently said that just a few “extremist” Canadians with “unacceptable” views were taking part in the "Freedom Convoy."
He wrote, "A few 'extremist' Canadians with 'unacceptable' views @JustinTrudeau[.]"
Peterson later took a jab at the Toronto Star, which in an article said that the Canadian truckers were "flirting with extremists."
He wrote, "'[F]lirting with extremists.' Extremists. In Canada. 'Extremist Canadians.' It is to laugh."
Rogan, for his part, said at the top of Wednesday's edition of "The Joe Rogan Experience" that Canada is "in revolt."
He made the remarks to his guest, Montreal native Valentine Thomas — a lawyer turned chef and author — and said that the convoy is composed of an "insane amount" of people.
"Your country is in revolt,” he said. “Did you know about this? It’s a giant convoy of trucks. That’s apparently some insane amount of people."
He continued, “Fifty thousand trucks that are headed to Ottawa to protest the vaccine mandates by (Prime Minister Justin) Trudeau. Apparently, they are all being mandated to be vaccinated. They’re like, ‘Hey, we’re not even in contact with anybody. We’re in our truck. Like, we just drive.'”
On Wednesday, Freedom Convoy 2022 spokesperson Benjamin Dichter told the Toronto Sun that the convoy is 70 kilometers — or 43.5 miles — long.
A GoFundMe page set up to cover the truckers' cost of fuel, food, and lodgings has received more than $7 million in donations at the time of this reporting.
A portion of the page reads:
To our Fellow Canadians, the time for political over reach [sic] is over. Our current government is implementing rules and mandates that are destroying the foundation of our businesses, industries and livelihoods. Canadians have been integral to the fabric of humanity in many ways that have shaped the planet. We are taking our fight to the doorsteps of our Federal Government and demanding that they cease all mandates against its people. Small businesses are being destroyed, homes are being destroyed, and people are being mistreated and denied fundamental necessities to survive. It's our duty as Canadians to put an end to this [sic] mandates. 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.
(H/T: The Daily Wire)
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