The Canadian trucker convoy has made headlines for weeks as the truckers protests against COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the capital of Ottawa. Truckers have parked in populated areas of Ottawa and are honking their horns incessantly.
Giuliani was enthusiastic in her support for the convoy, writing on the now-leaked GiveSendGo message, “Now I’m giving you $250 and taking food down to the truckers every day. Thank you for continuing to fight for Canadians across this country.”
After reading this story, I’m donating $250 to the truckershttps://t.co/UFW8x77Mde
— PoliMath (@politicalmath) February 16, 2022
The owner of the Stella Luna Gelato Cafe in Ottawa speaks out after she got mobbed and was forced to close for supporting the Freedom Convoy. pic.twitter.com/oNwxHOvvgy
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) February 18, 2022
However, Giuliani walked back her support in her interview with the Ottawa Citizen, saying that the convoy has morphed into something she no longer supports.
“When a group of people first decided they were going to travel across the country to spread this message of solidarity, it seemed like a beacon of hope for small businesses like us,” Giuliani told the Citizen. “It’s no surprise that small businesses have been on the edge. Families are at risk of losing their livelihood. I’m a sucker for a grassroots cause.”
“Never in our wildest dreams did we anticipate what has transpired over the past couple of weeks,” she said. “None of us anticipated what it turned into and we certainly don’t condone it.
“In retrospect it was bad judgment, but does that mean that people have a right to threaten our staff? Does it mean people have the right to threaten to throw bricks though our window and to threaten my family? We made a mistake. Who could have anticipated it?”
The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, a legal nonpartisan charity, announced the creation of “a network of defense lawyers to assist any Canadian truckers peacefully protesting for freedom from coronavirus restrictions and vaccine mandates.”
“Anyone who may be facing arrest, the confiscation of property or has criminal law related questions in relation to the Ottawa Freedom Convoy protest can speak to a lawyer at no charge,” the Centre wrote in a statement to Fox News.