the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist
“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx
Feb 28, 2022
The Canadian truckers’ protest that shut down the Ambassador Bridge and led to a takeover of downtown Ottawa has come to an end. The truckers protested government-imposed Covid-19 restrictions for Canadian and U.S. border crossings.
These truckers are workers who simply want to do their jobs! Driving trucks across the border is how they make their living! And the last thing they want is the government telling them they need to show a “vaccine passport” every single time they cross the border.
There are those who say the truckers did not gain anything from the protest. While they were not successful in getting the government to change its Covid-19 restrictions, they were quite successful in gaining national and international exposure for their protest.
There were many people on both sides of the border that supported the truckers, including business owners. These truckers started a protest that political analysts speculate may very well lead to a movement. There have been times in history when protest led to movements, and movements led to change. Never underestimate the collective power of working people!