In Canada, a full-fledged revolution appears to be underway, and those doing the heavy lifting have just made quite the move.
At the heart of the issue is a new rule for Canadian truckers that would force them off the road for 14 days after every US border crossing if they are unvaccinated. This would essentially cut the pay-rate for unvaccinated truckers in half, and has been decried as a cruel and tyrannical practice.
In Ottawa, a massive convoy of tractor trailers has shut down the streets surrounding the Canadian parliament, and now, to the west, another cadre of protesters has shut down one of the busiest border crossings in the world.
The busiest border crossing in North America was shut down as the Canadian truckers protesting their country’s vaccine mandates made it to the Detroit-Windsor border, causing traffic on the highway to Detroit.
“It doesn’t make sense as they shouldn’t be blocking the borders or the roads,” Canadian truck driver Nav Aulch told Click on Detroit.
Traffic began building on I-75 and the Ambassador Bridge around 3 p.m. Monday. Detroit officials said the Ambassador Bridge was closed at about 8 p.m., leaving thousands of truckers left stranded on Detroit roads, according to Fox 2 Detroit.
Complaints were rolling in:
“Any delay or disruption in the supply chain creates problems, not just for agriculture but the state economy,” Chuck Lippstreu, president of the Michigan Agri-Business Association, told The Detroit News.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has repeatedly attempted to downplay the size and scope of the protests, but was also whisked away to a secret location as the convoy descended upon Ottawa.