Mike Bradley, the mayor of Sarnia (Ontario), has accused Freedom Convoy protestors, of engaging in “economic terror” after they erected a blockade along a border road with the United States.
Mayor Bradley stated that protests on Highway 402 were causing delays and disruptions along the Blue Water Bridge, which connects Sarnia with the U.S. state Michigan.
Bradley stated that protests have been held at Sarnia City Hall for 18 months. He added that “those people aren’t interfering in the livelihoods of people and they’re acting legally, that’s what’s important.” According to Blackburn News, this is illegal and economic terrorism.
Bradley said that although politicians are not supposed to direct police officers, he added that he would say, “Ticket, tow, and arrest if this is illegal.”
According to CBC, protestors began blocking Highway 402 Wednesday morning. They blocked a portion of the highway with 15 tractors. Many of them were waving Canadian flags.
Simon, a protestor from Calgary, told the broadcaster that “We’re going stand” and added that “Ottawa will stand.” Calgary will stand… They’ll stay until they get the answers they need.
Sarnia is the latest Canadian border crossing to be blocked by protestors who oppose Wuhan coronavirus mandates, restrictions, and vaccine passport system systems.
The border blockade in Coutts (Alberta) has been in place for approximately two weeks. Meanwhile, a blockade at the Ambassador Bridge linking Windsor, Ontario with Detroit, Michigan led Ontario Premier Doug Ford, to declare a State of Emergency Friday to lift the blockade.
Premier Ford stated that protestors on the Ambassador bridge could face up to $100,000 Canadian fines and imprisonment terms.
An additional blockade was erected in Manitoba’s Emerson town, near the border to Montana, earlier this week.
The Manitoba provincial government announced Friday that it will end its vaccine passport program and will lift all masking mandates for March.
Wab Kinew, the leader of opposition far-left New Democrats of the NDP (NDP), reacted to the statement accusing the premier “giving in” to the convoy.