Actress Evangeline Lilly, who appeared in several Marvel movies, called on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to speak with trucker-led protesters who spend weeks demonstrating against COVID-19 mandates and rules.
“Treating them with prejudice, suspicion, and illegal repression is not care,” she said in the video. “Protesting something that deeply, deeply concerns you in our society is not terrorism. It is the civic duty of every Canadian.”
A majority of Canadian premiers, meanwhile, have voiced their opposition to the decision following the government’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act.
Lilly added, “It is our job as the people to hold our leadership accountable if they are infringing on our inalienable rights, if we suspect that they have become corrupted or compromised in any way—or simply, if we think they’re wrong in monumental decisions they are making on behalf their people.”
Previously, Lilly was seen attending a large Washington demonstration against COVID-19 mandates and rules last month.
“To everybody listening, everybody,” Lilly added. “People who disagree with the mandates and people who agree with them. If you think that the person on the other side of this divide is your enemy, please take time to get to know them. Listen with an open heart to what they’re really saying. And remember that we’re all humans who get scared and feel pain, and most of us are just trying our best to build the brightest future for the next generation and the happiest, most fulfilling, most peaceful, and healthy today.”
Tamara Lich, one of Freedom Convoy’s organizers, was arrested on the charge of counseling to commit mischief. Another organizer, Chris Barber, was arrested last week before he was released on $100,000 bond.