Indigenous activists joined the Freedom Convoy protest in Ottawa Saturday. Footage shot by The Post Millennial's Beth Baisch shows an Indigenous drum circle leading thousands in O Canada.
"We have freedom in Canada, you know, mandates are not laws," one Indigenous protestor told The Post Millennial. "Let's let's have some factual information get out there. A mandate means 'we highly suggest you do something', right. So if it's a law and you got a ticket, fight that ticket."
"Let's let's have some factual information get out there. A mandate means 'we highly suggest you do something', right. So if it's a law and you got a ticket, fight that ticket," the protestor said.
"It's not a law," shouted Chief JD Anderson of Manitoba. "Just a small fringe of people!"
"I'm a 60 year-old grandmother. I have two beautiful grandchildren and this is not the Canada I want to leave with them," said Linda Audette, an Indigenous woman from Sudbury, Ontario.
"We all let them do this to us. Do not leave this for your children, your grandchildren and your great grandchildren. We have to stand up, take off those diapers off everybody's face. We have to stop vaccinating our children. We have to end all these mandates," she continued.
When asked what she would tell Justin Trudeau, Audette said "God is watching you. The Creator is watching everything you're doing and you have humanity. All the Canadians lives at risk. There are thousands of people dying and that's on your hands."
Canadian truckers made their way to Ottawa on Saturday for a planned protest in which they have stated their intention to "gridlock" the city until the Trudeau government lifts vaccine mandate requirements for the trucking industry.
Footage shot by Beth Baisch in Ottawa on Saturday shows blocks and blocks of trucks lining the streets. Protestors are marching through sub zero temperatures to express their anger at the Trudeau government.
"He is divisive. He is racist," one trucker told The Post Millennial.
Trucks stretched for several blocks as protestors continued to gather at Parliament Hill. Protestors brought signs, music, and an incredible cacophony of honking horns as they stood bundled in the snow against the cold.
Trudeau has come out in opposition to the truckers and their demands, while Conservative leader Erin O'Toole has essentially hedged his bets, and MP Pierre Poilievre has spoken in support of those truckers who, once lauded as heroes for keeping Canadians' grocery store shelves stocked during the pandemic, are now vilified by leaders and media alike.
Justin Trudeau has reportedly been evacuated to a secret location. The Trudeau family have left their residence due to "security concerns" over the truckers who are currently gridlocking the city with their trucks, honking their horns, and participating in protests.
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