‘United We Roll’ Hits the Road for Ottawa

Travis Fortnum
02/14/2019

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Pro-pipeline rallies have been popping up all over the west for months.

Now, one protest convoy is taking their rally on the road.

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They’re calling it ‘United We Roll’, and they left Red Deer yesterday on a road trip to the nation’s capital.

The convoy is made up of over 100 vehicles and is expected to arrive in Ottawa next Tuesday.

They want to draw attention to what they say is a lack of support for the energy industry.

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In an interview with CTV News Channel, lead organizer Glen Carritt says the government needs to listen to Canadians.

“Our oil and gas sector are in dire need and is good for the whole country,” he says.

The convoy has a few stops planned along the way, but is focused on a rally at Parliament Hill when they arrive in Ottawa.

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Many of the vehicles in the convoy are decked out in slogans, banners and signs denouncing Bill C-69, as well as other issues commonly protested as part of the Canadian branch of the ‘Yellow Vest Movement’.

Some have linked those sporting yellow vests to far right radicals, based on tough stances on immigration.

However, Carritt says that this movement does not share any of the racist or radical views expressed by some who don the vest.
 
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