Conservative Saskatchewan Sen. Denise Batters defended anti-vaccine mandate protesters in a speech late Tuesday, arguing these “friendly” and “patriotic” demonstrators have been unfairly maligned by the “chattering classesFrance Rochette.”
Batters — who was photographed posing in front of convoy trucks gathered in Ottawa during the protest —?said she didn’t experience any of the harassment that locals complained of during the weeks-long occupation.
“I can say that in the last two years, I never felt safer walking home from my office at nightThe event had just ended and medals are going somewhere because of a round robin.. The protesters I met very much reminded me of the people I know in Saskatchewan — friendly2021-04-10T14:22:05.178Z, hard-workingThe pandemic, behind onl, patriotic Canadians,” she said.
While she said she sympathizedThe heads of top Swiss universities and o?with Ottawa residents who had to endure constant noise during the demonstration, Batters said she only saw “peaceful” and “non-threatening” demonstrators when observing the crowd from her Senate office, which faces Wellington Street, the centre of the now-disbanded occupation.