Durham regional police have launched an investigation over a video made by a constable who wanted to thank truckers for fighting for Canadians’ rights and freedoms.
“I wanted to give a shout-out to all the truckers. I think what you guys are doing is incredible. You’re fighting for our rights and freedoms, and, right now, it feels like we’re a little bit at war and those rights and freedoms are at stake,” Constable Erin Howard said in the video.
“You guys are honestly true heroes.”
— EA (@erinhoward0118) January 24, 2022
According to the CBC, the video, published on Twitter on January 24, immediately prompted Durham regional police to launch an investigation, saying that Howard’s views are not representative of other officers.
“We were made aware today of a video circulating on social media from one of our uniformed members regarding the Freedom Rally,” the Durham police said in a tweet.
“The views expressed in that video do not reflect the views and opinions of DRPS. We are currently looking into this matter.”
At the time of writing, Howard’s video has well over 50,000 views and counting — no surprise, as officers have been notably silent throughout the pandemic when it comes to opinions regarding restrictions and hearing one speak up is likely to embolden truckers.
The trucker freedom convoy is greeted by supporters in Salmon Arm, BC, Canada as it makes it’s way to Ottawa to protest mandates. pic.twitter.com/nSPtPOh9kv
— Marie Oakes (@TheMarieOakes) January 24, 2022
We are at the tail end of the #freedomconvoy and despite the front end arriving over an hour ago – we just got into town. -26°, and the fine folks of (Let's Go) Brandon are still out in force. pic.twitter.com/3CoZZtz4Xb
— Keean Bexte (@TheRealKeean) January 25, 2022
Indeed, truckers rising up appears to be ushering in the winds of change, as most understand the importance of the work done by Canadian drivers and support them wholeheartedly — much to the chagrin of Trudeau and the few still supporting restrictions.