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CNN analyst backtracks after calling for Canadian truckers to have their tires slashed

CNN analyst backtracks after calling for Canadian truckers to have their tires slashed

CNN analyst backtracks after calling for Canadian truckers to have their tires slashed

CNN analyst Juliette Kayyem hastily backtracked her Thursday call for Canadian truckers participating in the protests against the Liberal government’s coronavirus policies to have their tires slashed.

“Earlier today, I tweeted something that has been used by others to suggest I was promoting vigilantism. I was not. People have the freedom to protest. Governments have the responsibility to protect public safety. That was what I intended to say,” Kayyem tweeted late Thursday evening.

Earlier in the day, Kayyem railed against the truckers, declaring their protest an “economic and security issue,” and calling for them to be stopped.

“The convoy protest, applauded by right wing media as a ‘freedom protest,’ is an economic and security issue now. The Ambassador Bridge link constitutes 28% of annual trade movement between US and Canada. Slash the tires, empty gas tanks, arrest the drivers, and move the trucks,” she tweeted that morning.

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