Tough to gauge with certainty, but I don’t believe this to be accurate. Certainly a hard core of the initial protest came in from out west and formed a disproportionate part of the vehicles that actually parked and jammed up Wellington and a few nearby streets. The crowd swelled, particularly on weekends, from locals or people within a few hours of Ottawa- those who could travel here same day, and in some cases were just here for the weekends. There were quite a few Ontario or Quebec registered vehicles, and there were many more protesters than vehicles. The convoy from out west ultimately formed a core but very fractional portion of the protest. A bunch of them melted away after the first week, and by the time downtown was retaken by police, I’d say most of the crowd were from within a day’s drive of Ottawa. Most of the convoy vehicles were gone by the timeWellington was retaken on the Saturday. Certainly, the most dedicated core (many of whom were arrested) did come from that key group from out west, and the ones who ‘stuck it out’. They just weren’t the majority.Ummmmmmm, most of the protesters were from the West
In any case, I offered my demographic observation only because others seemed curious about it. It was not, to my eye, a racially diverse crowd. I’m not gonna try to attribute any real meaning to that.