The police rolled up to the border in a large show of force to scare the Truckers for Freedom protesters away from the area.
Some truckers have decided to leave after being threaten to be arrested under the terrorism act for blocking infrastructure roads. There is still many truckers that habe dug in and refuse to move because they want the government to agree to stop hiring Canadians nation wide because of unconstitutional vaccine mandates.
Canadian police have been trying to find tow assistance to help them remove trucks from the blockade at the Canada-U.S. border but have been met with enormous push back with company’s refusing to help.
According to WesternStandard Calgary, Lethbridge, and Medicine Hat.
They reported City Wide Towing had a number of tow trucks on scene to help move stranded vehicles but they did not stay to help authorities remove the truckers.
“Our trucks won’t be heading outside of Calgary today,” confirmed an employee to Western Standard. “We will be remaining in Calgary to service the surrounding area.”
Other companies contacted by the publication said they did not want to get involved, and refused to offer comment for the report. A smaller towing company, which was not named by the publication, said it is “stuck between a rock and a hard place.”
“We have created relationships in our community and contracts that would be in jeopardy if we participate in any way,” said an employee for the company, who requested anonymity. “A lot of these smaller companies don’t want to ruin their reputation in the communities they serve so they don’t want to get involved.”
An employee from one of the local companies told WesternStandard they were contacted by authorities for assistance and a number of locals. The local residents asked if they will be help authorities mive protesters in the blockade. The employeed said he did not intend to help the authorities, the callers to the towing conpany replied “good, then we will keep supporting you.”
The Western Standard reported that it spoke with the owner of Xodus Car Transport, which is based in Lethbridge, who openly voiced his support for the truckers.
“We are here with our trucks at the blockade, but we are participating and are in full support of the truckers,” said Abe Martens.
The local community is in full shpport of the local trucks and refuse to help the RCMP. It’s unclear how the authorities plan to move forward.