A massive convoy of trucks currently crossing Canada which is protesting against vaccine mandates for truckers at the Canada-U.S. border as well as drivers being forced to wear masks in trucks may prove to be the longest truck convoy ever recorded.
WARMINGTON: 'Freedom' truckers may form world's longest convoy https://t.co/3azEc28kuO Via @joe_warmington pic.twitter.com/8wuQ3SyMgC
— Toronto Sun (@TheTorontoSun) January 26, 2022
“According to Guinness World Records, the longest truck convoy ever recorded was 7.5 km long, in Egypt in 2020. The Freedom Convoy heading from British Columbia to Ottawa is said to be considerably longer,” The Toronto Sun reports.
The truckers hope to make it to Ottawa, Canada’s capital, by Saturday to stage their protest. If the convoy holds together, “it could be 10 times larger than the world record,” The Sun noted, pointing out that Guinness states:
The largest parade of trucks consisted of 480 trucks and is achieved by Tahya Misr Fund (Egypt), in Cairo, Egypt, on 20 November 2020. With a length of 7.5 km, Tahya Misr Fund was able to organize a parade of 480 trucks, amid the harsh weather and heavy rain, breaking the Guinness World Records title for the largest parade of trucks, which was achieved 16 years ago in the Netherlands with a parade size of 416 trucks.
The trucks are coming from all over and some estimates have speculated 10,000 trucks could comprise the convoy.
Benjamin Dichter, spokesman for the Freedom Convoy 2022, told the Sun, “It’s 70 km long…I have seen footage from an airplane. It’s impressive.”
The Freedom Convoy’s GoFundMe site has already raised a massive six million dollars. The site states:
To our Fellow Canadians, the time for political over reach is over. Our current government is implementing rules and mandates that are destroying the foundation of our businesses, industries and livelihoods. Canadians have been integral to the fabric of humanity in many ways that have shaped the planet.
We are a peaceful country that has helped protect nations across the globe from tyrannical governments who oppressed their people, and now it seems it is happening here. We are taking our fight to the doorsteps of our Federal Government and demanding that they cease all mandates against its people. Small businesses are being destroyed, homes are being destroyed, and people are being mistreated and denied fundamental necessities to survive. It’s our duty as Canadians to put an end to this mandates. It is imperative that this happens because if we don’t our country will no longer be the country we have come to love. We are doing this for our future Generations and to regain our lives back.
We are asking for Donations to help with the costs of fuel first, and hopefully food and lodgings to help ease the pressures of this arduous task.
It’s a small price to pay for our freedoms. We thank you all for your Donations and know that you are helping reshape this once beautiful country back to the way it was.
In order for your generous donations to flow smoothly, the good people at Go Fund Me will be sending donations directly to our bulk fuel supplier and are working out the details now which means your hard earned money is going to straight to who it was meant for and need not flow through anyone else. Any left over donations will be donated to a credible Veterans organization which will be chosen by the donors.
**Money raised will be dispersed to our Truckers to aid them with the cost of the journey**
**Funds will be spent to help cover the cost of fuel for our Truckers first and foremost, will be used to assist with food if needed and contribute to shelter if needed**