Video footage from London, Ontario shows anti-lockdown and COVID vaccine protesters pelt Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau with gravel at a campaign stop. The Prime Minister’s hardline stance on vaccines and lockdowns, as well as his expressed desire to use COVID as a vehicle for a “reset,” has angered many Canadians.
Trudeau was greeted with jeers, boos, chants of “F**k you Trudeau,” “you c*cksucker,” and signs promoting candidates from the People’s Party of Canada. He was then pelted with what appeared to be gravel pebbles as he left the scene.
— The Voice Of Liberty® (@VOLFdotTV) September 7, 2021
Trudeau’s bus has just been swarmed. It is blocked from the front and both sides. pic.twitter.com/RztUktkXU9
— Annie Bergeron-Oliver (@AnnieClaireBO) September 5, 2021
Canadians protest Justin Trudeau at an election stop in London, Ontario.pic.twitter.com/0LmCC6w53K
— Marie Oakes (@TheMarieOakes) September 7, 2021
Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole condemned the incident, stating, “This is disgusting and I condemn these actions in the strongest terms possible. Political violence is never justified and our media must be free from intimidation, harassment, and violence.”
This is disgusting and I condemn these actions in the strongest terms possible. Political violence is never justified and our media must be free from intimidation, harassment, and violence. https://t.co/xF3TaWXSvI
— Erin O'Toole (@erinotoole) September 6, 2021
Trudeau later promised to apply the same restrictive policies used for COVID to the “climate crisis,” the “housing crisis,’ and “reconciliation.”