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A Vancouver-area truck driver found himself out of a job after reportedly slowly rolling his big rig through an intersection and allegedly bumping a bicyclist who was purportedly part of a Freedom Convoy counter-protest.
A video depicts a truck in British Columbia moving at a very modest speed in the encounter as it jostled the man on the bike. Upon learning about what happened, the driver’s employer reportedly immediately fired him for allegedly falling short of the company’s safety and professionalism policy.
Fortunately, no one was hurt in the confrontation that reportedly occurred on Saturday, February 5, but some contend the potential for harm was there.
“The cyclist and several others were trying to prevent the convoy from continuing towards Vancouver General Hospital, according to another participant,” CTV News reported.
“Freedom” includes being able to use your massive vehicle as a weapon without consequence. Is this professional truck driving? Are these the truckers crying for support?
This could have gone so very wrong. (h/t @gnb) https://t.co/od12dGWPhR #bikeyvr pic.twitter.com/ajIJl3HtBp
— Anthony Floyd (@AnthonyFloyd) February 6, 2022
People can and will choose sides, but even a seemingly minor scenario such as this plays into the false narrative pushed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the leader of the country’s Liberal Party, and echoed by the corporate media that the Freedom Convoy encourages violence and other wrongdoing.
Ottawa, the country’s capital city in Ontario, is the epicenter of the Freedom Convoy, where thousands of peaceful protesters from the trucking industry and their supporters have assembled to register opposition to the far-left Trudeau’s draconian COVID-19 mandates.
Watters and Gutfeld pile on Justin Trudeau, stop short of ‘douchebag’ label : ‘He looks like he wet his pants’ https://t.co/0b8AjsxVLz
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) February 2, 2022
The only reported act of actual violence has occurred in Winnipeg, Manitoba where an alleged hit-and-run motorist struck several peaceful anti-mandate protestors last Friday evening.
Cops arrested the fleeing jeep driver after a brief police chase, and he faces charges including assault with a weapon, dangerous operation of a conveyance causing bodily harm, and failing to stop at the scene of the accident.
According to the New York Post, the suspect is an Antifa punk rocker.
Trudeau’s ‘fringe minority’ comment stands out after driver runs over Freedom Convoy protestors; will PM resign? https://t.co/iVAv2rn4pG
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) February 6, 2022
In the meantime, Canada’s new Conservative Party leader Candice Bergen, who appears not to be a conservative in name only, continues to hold Trudeau’s feet to the fire in parliament.
8 Feb 2022
Opposition Leader Candice Bergen:
"It is time to end the divisiveness and the politicization and end the mandates … This cannot be a slow and dragged out process simply because of the Prime Minister's ego, pride or denial." pic.twitter.com/7F0QfarBJY
— the Lemniscat (@theLemniscat) February 9, 2022
The Vancouver truck driver, who is reportedly under police investigation, is being widely condemned on social media, although he has some supporters, as reflected below.
Watch the video of the affray between the trucker and the bicyclist, aired by CTV Vancouver, and draw your own conclusions:
Why was the cyclists standing in the intersection blocking traffic?
— Jenn (@Destinyshopes) February 7, 2022
This anti-demonstrator and his friends literally parked their bike in the streets and waited for the truck. That’s initiating confrontation.
CTV would show the whole video if they weren’t a government tool. Dokkenberg should be ashamed.
— Honk Honkensen (@honkensen2) February 9, 2022
Well, the knives have really come out for the truck drivers. One negative story out of thousands of positive ones makes the headlines.
Meanwhile, a car that rammed into a crowd of protesters is out of the news completely and almost nobody knows about it.
— GG (@Gunther_sez) February 9, 2022
Come on men, the bicycle is blocking the road while the light was green for the truck
— Paix&Amour (@NewDharma2022) February 7, 2022
Last I checked the street is for vehicle traffic. the truck wasn’t used as a weapon, he was driving on the road where he is supposed to with a green light to boot 🤣. Didn’t your mother ever tell you to not play in traffic . Next your gonna say it was racist #FreedomConvoy2022
— why (@why_bother01) February 7, 2022
This is dumb on all parties involved. Who drives a truck into someone? Who is stupid enough to stand in front of a semi on a green light? 🤦♂️
— e (@ethanseesee) February 8, 2022
Hope the truck is OK
— Daniel Couillard (@DanCouillard62) February 9, 2022
Separately, the Election Wizard Twitter feed last week shared a video of an incident, which a bystander described as just “pretending,” as a callback to NBA Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James who is known for trying to draw offensive fouls after incidental contact with another player.
Haha. Somebody has been watching too many LeBron James flop reels. pic.twitter.com/J8H1fx2slu
— Election Wizard 🚛 (@ElectionWiz) February 6, 2022
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