Elon Musk throws spotlight on Canadian truck convoy with tweet: ‘Here’s a nice photo of trucks’

Musk has said previously the science behind vaccines is 'unequivocal,' but he opposes mandates

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Sunday appeared to shine another spotlight on a Canadian truck convoy protesting the country’s vaccine mandate. 

The 50-year-old billionaire tweeted a photo of a snowy town with a motorway gridlocked by a long line of freight trucks.

"Taking a break from politics for a while. Here’s a nice photo of trucks," the caption read. 

It was his second tweet in several days that seemed to throw support behind the Canadian truckers protesting the federal government’s vaccine mandate.

"Canadian truckers rule," Musk tweeted Thursday to his nearly 72 million followers, adding "CB radios are free from govt/media control." 

Later he added another tweet: "If you scare people enough, they will demand removal of freedom. This is the path to tyranny." 

Vehicles from the protest convoy are parked blocking lanes on a road, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022 in Ottawa.  (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

The trucker’s protest in Canada comes in reaction to a new rule that took effect there on Jan. 15, requiring that truckers entering Canada be fully immunized against the coronavirus. The U.S. has imposed the same requirement on truckers entering the country. 


Vehicles of the protest convoy are seen parked on the Sir John A. Macdonald parkway leading in to downtown Ottawa on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

Musk told TIME magazine in an interview in December that he and his eligible children are vaccinated because the science is "unequivocal" but that he is opposed to vaccine mandates. 

(Photo by Patrick Pleul - Pool/Getty Images)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Armin Laschet, CDU Federal Chairman and Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, talk during a tour of the plant of the future foundry of the Tesla Gigafactory in Grünheide, Germany.  (Patrick Pleul - Pool/Getty Images)

On Saturday, thousands of people reportedly converged on Parliament Hill amid an freeze warning. CBC reported the demonstration remained peaceful. 


Canada has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world. Prime Minster Justin Trudeau has said Canadians are not represented by this "very troubling, small but vocal minority of Canadians who are lashing out at science, at government, at society, at mandates and public health advice." 

Fox Business’ Brie Stimson, Danielle Wallace and The Associated Press contributed to this report