Canadian Trucker Protest Backlash

ATeam

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It seems more uncommon than common for OOIDA and the ATA to agree on something, but about the Canadian trucker blockades, they do.

"'I do not support any disturbance or destruction,' said Lewie Pugh, executive vice president of OOIDA and a long-time truck driver. While the group opposes the cross-border vaccine mandate that has inspired the Canadian protests, Pugh said the demonstrations are beginning to cost truckers the public’s support and goodwill.

"And the industry’s biggest trade group, the American Trucking Associations, said Thursday that it 'strongly opposes any protest activities that disrupt public safety and compromise the economic and national security of the United States.'” (Source)

If the Twitter posts under the trending #AmbasadorBridgeBlockade are an accurate indication, this outspoken minority of truckers are doing themselves no favors by behaving as they are.
 
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Opel2010

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"Truckers Convoy's" it's been organized in Europe as well. Truckers from the whole Europe were trying to gather in Brussels... not sure if they made it, since the Belgian "authorities" were blocking roads towards the European capital, as well as the Brussels main streets that leads to the European Parliament.
 

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This former protest leader's response seems indicative of most of the rest of the protesters. Their resolve quickly fades when they experience pushback for their actions. So too their numbers. When the arrests and towing began, the majority of protesters left on their own.

 
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muttly

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This former protest leader's response seems indicative of most of the rest of the protesters. Their resolve quickly fades when they experience pushback for their actions. So too their numbers. When the arrests and towing began, the majority of protesters left on their own.

So what is your point? Would you like them to show more “pushback”?
 
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