Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was reportedly forced into hiding over the weekend as massive anti-lockdown protests rocked Canada.
As The New York Post reports:
With the pandemic in full swing, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Canadians to show support for those helping to keep food on their tables. “While many of us are working from home, there are others who aren’t able to do that — like the truck drivers who are working day and night to make sure our shelves are stocked. So when you can, please #ThankATrucker for everything they’re doing and help them however you can,” he tweeted March 31, 2020.
Trudeau had a chance to thank thousands of them personally over the weekend, as the truckers who’ve assembled what they call the Freedom Convoy to protest COVID vaccine mandates and restrictions cruised into the capital. Instead, he fled — breaking isolation to do it.
On Saturday, the Trudeaus moved from their official Ottawa residence to the classic “undisclosed location.” Dad had started a five-day isolation Wednesday after one of his kids tested COVID-positive — but security accompanied the first family as he fled.
While Justin was comfortably in hiding, thousands braved an extreme-cold warning to join the truck drivers who’d come to Parliament Hill from points east and west. Some say they won’t leave until lawmakers remove restrictions — or Trudeau resigns.
Only day before Trudeau was forced into hiding he had dismissed the then upcoming protests as a ‘small fringe minority.’