A large convoy of truckers driving across the Prairies to Ottawa to protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates arrived in Manitoba today.

A large crowd of supporters greeted the convoy as it drove through Winnipeg.

Cars lined the Trans-Canada Highway for more than a kilometre and people handed out food and drinks to truckers as they slowly rolled by.

Laurie Hamilton said she came out to show her support because vaccine mandates are taking away people’s rights.

Don Ross, a trucker from British Columbia, said he doesn’t want the vaccine and has been shut out of the United States as well as from businesses and restaurants in many areas.

Regina police estimated the convoy included 1,200 trucks and other vehicles when it passed through the city Monday night.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 25, 2022.