There is perhaps no better symbol of Western freedom, strength and perseverance than a cowboy on a horse, and the cow folk were indeed out in full force in Okotoks, Alberta on Sunday demanding an end to COVID-19 mandates and restrictions for all Canadians forever at the Foothills Freedom Protest.
Almost every weekend we cover the large Calgary rallies where thousands gather to stand for freedom, but it isn’t just the big city that has had enough of the government overreach. Small towns across Alberta have been hosting rallies of their own, and none quite so consistently as Okotoks, where people have been meeting in the Olde Town Plaza on Sundays demanding that politicians cease their overreach and respect people's charter-enshrined rights.
Sunday began with a slow-roll convoy led by horse riders and even a chuck wagon through town and capped off with everyone gathering and listening to a series of speakers. Dawid Pawlowski and Dr. Roger Hodkinson were among the speakers at the rally, and we filmed exclusive interviews with each of them that we will bring you later this week. We spoke with those in attendance and asked about their motivations for continuing to protest.
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