Following a night of frantic meetings with cabinet officials to discuss crackdowns on protesters, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed on Friday to do “whatever it takes” to shut down the grassroots Freedom Convoy that has gridlocked the country’s Capitol city and several major ports of entry along the US-Canada border.
“Everything is on the table,” he claimed during a press briefing on Friday, including the eventual use of military force if protesters continue with their blockades.
Trudeau vows to do ‘whatever it takes’ to end Freedom Convoy protests
Speaking at a press conference Friday afternoon, Trudeau repeated his denouncements of the truck drivers, stating that their views do not represent most Canadian truck drivers, 90% of whom he says are fully vaccinated.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is vowing to do “whatever it takes” to shut down the Freedom Convoy protesters who are blocking Ottawa streets and transportation arteries across the U.S.-Canada border.
The prime minister held a series of meetings with opposition leaders, cabinet officials and senior members of government about the ongoing protests that have effectively shut down the capital city’s downtown core, the Ambassador Bridge and several other border crossings connecting the United States and Canada.
In a statement late Thursday evening, the prime minister’s office announced that Trudeau is considering every option to break the protest — points that he reiterated in a press conference on Friday afternoon.
Prime Minister Trudeau warns protesters: "If you've joined the protest because you're tired of COVID, you now need to understand you are breaking laws," and that "the consequences are becoming more and more severe."
— Rebel News (@RebelNewsOnline) February 11, 2022