Vermonters raise flags in solidarity with Ottawa protesters
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - You may have noticed Canadian flags hanging over the Interstate 89 overpass in South Burlington this week.
Since Sunday, one Grand Isle man has been on the Exit 14 overpass standing in solidarity with truckers protesting a COVID vaccine mandate in Ottawa. He only identified himself as Steve.
Steve said he’ll be there until all vaccine mandates are lifted and he believes people should get to choose for themselves.
People on this side of the border, like Steve, are concerned about the effect on the supply chain but they are also standing against vaccine mandates.
“We stand with Canada. We stand with people’s freedom. No matter what race, religion, creed. Whatever you think, do it for yourself,” said Steve.
A few others joined Steve on Wednesday and others just honked in support. He says he expects there to be a larger group as the weekend approaches.
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