The demonstrations by Canadian truckers are frequently conveyed to US President Joe Biden. An Ontario court has denied access to internet contributions by protesters in Ontario who have been denied access to internet contributions. Through the internet site GiveSendGo, the truckers have raised over $8 million (C$10 million, £5.9 million). They were banned from GoFundMe for allegedly breaking the company’s harassment policy.
The Secretaries of Homeland Security and Transportation of the United States and Canada spoke by phone regarding the Ambassador Bridge’s temporary shutdown. The bridge between Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, Michigan, is still blocked by most traffic. However, surrounding ports and border crossings are open. It is the world’s largest international suspension bridge, and it is now closed for four days.
Moreover, Mayor Drew Dilkens said, “They’re prepared to do it, and they don’t want to risk further controversy.” Gretchen Whitmer, the Governor of Michigan, has called on authorities to act, saying, “It’s affecting paychecks and production lines.” That’s not good enough.
Furthermore, Officials warn that Canadian truckers’ protests protesting low gasoline prices have moved to a third crossing at the US-Canada border. Protests near the border between Canada and the US state of Manitoba began two weeks ago. As a result of the protests, 25 people have been arrested, and 1,775 fines have been issued. On Thursday, truckers drove slowly near the airport to block aircraft.
According to the US Department of Homeland Security, a copycat demonstration from California to Washington, DC may occur in the following days. They claim the event can derail the Super Bowl, the US National Football League’s championship game, set in Los Angeles on Sunday. On March 1, demonstrators may disrupt President Biden’s State of the Union address.
Although inflation is at its worst level in 40 years and businesses are only beginning to recover from layoffs, “the Freedom Convoy is affecting the economy,” or something to that effect. Biden blocked down the Keystone Pipeline on his first day in office, and this Administration has stifled the economy at every turn while claiming credit for restoring employment. Still, now they’re blaming it on the convoy?