Estevan’s cold didn’t get in the way of the Yellow Vests

However, only four out of over ten yellow vest protesters survived the harsh winter weather for more than two hours.

For the seventh time, Estevan Yellow Vest protesters hit the streets on Jan. 26. Despite the fact that the thermometer was showing a chilly -13 C, which felt like -17 C with the wind, over a dozen people gathered in front of City Hall to demonstrate their discontent with the contemporary federal government policies, including the carbon tax and others.

Once again Estevan Yellow Vests underlined that they are not about immigration, they just don’t want to see Estevan turning into a ghost city. 

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The protests have been going in Estevan for well over a month, however, according to the Estevan Yellow Vest Movement leader Jay Riedel, there is still a lot of support and interest. This time there were two new participants joining the demonstration.

Estevan Mercury has been following the Estevan Yellow Vest Movement since the first protest, which took place on Dec. 15, 2018.  That gathering was one of the two most attended, along with the convoy protest on Dec. 22. So far, the protesters haven’t achieved much, but they’ve been bringing attention to their position, supported by many in the southeast region. Those supporting the protesters kept honking their horns this Saturday. 

Estevan protesters also put a lot of hope in major convoy. As soon as Feb. 15, at least 12 Estevan residents will be joining the big pro-pipeline rally heading to Ottawa to oppose the federal government policies. 

While the main leaders are gone, other regular protesters will make sure that Saturday demonstrations keep going. 

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