Estevan Yellow Vests are keeping the momentum

Estevan protesters wearing yellow vests once again gathered in front of the City Hall on March 2. Almost a dozen people spent over two hours outside in –25 C weather, which felt like -40 С with the wind. 

Every week since last December the protesters hit the streets to demonstrate their discontent with some of the federal policies including the carbon tax, equalization and some other issues. On Saturdays, the local activists come to the now traditional protest spot they also try to emphasize that there is no racism in their movement. 

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This time, the leader of the Estevan Yellow Vest movement Jay Riedel rejoined the protesters after participation in the United We Roll Convoy. He said that the trip to Ottawa was a unique and emotional experience. He also underlined that there were a lot of people of different origins participating and supporting the convoy, which also shows the inclusiveness of the movement. 

Now Riedel and Patrick King, another participant of the convoy, are planning on travelling around more to try to break down the stereotype. And in the meanwhile, they are having a town hall tonight at 7 p.m. at the Western Star Hotel. 

The Mercury will have more details on this event. 


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