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Another Yellow Vest rally hits Edmonton

Last Updated Jan 22, 2019 at 10:28 am MDT

Protesters and counter protestors clash during a Yellow vest led rally in Edmonton in December (CityNews)
Summary

A rally is planned for Edmonton by the Yellow Vest movement on Tuesday morning

Just over 2,000 trucks will head to Edmonton with another convoy planned to leave Red Deer for Ottawa in February

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – Another massive rally is planned for Edmonton on Tuesday as the Yellow Vest movement shows its support for the oil and gas industry.

More than 2,000 trucks are expected to hit the Alberta capital starting at 10:30 am.

Rally organizer Jack Graham said this is just a hint of the things to come.

“We’re coming! February 14th, we are leaving Red Deer and we’re coming to Ottawa.”

That plan to have a convoy of trucks drive out to the nation’s capital in February has been in the works for several months.

The protests started in France back in November as a rebuke to higher costs of living, including prices for fuel. Protesters in the European country lamented at the burden of government tax reforms being placed on the working class.

The Yellow Vest movement in Canada has had some issues in the past with far-right groups also attaching themselves to the movement. That includes groups like the Soldiers of Odin and Blood and Power. Part of that has to do with the attachment of the U.N. migration pact to these protests.

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Back in December, there was a clash between protesters and counterprotesters in Edmonton.

Graham said people should do their research on the movement.

“This is a peaceful movement. We’ve kind of been labelled as radicals and racists. We have people from all races with us.”

 

With files from Ian Campbell