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Evangeline Lilly has urged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to speak with the group of truckers protesting COVID-19 restrictions and vaccination mandates.
Lilly, who is Canadian, addressed her thoughts directly to Trudeau in a video shared on the Bridge City News Instagram account.
“I want to talk to you today about your current approach and your current treatment of our fellow Canadians who are protesting your federal vaccine mandates,” the actress said in the video. “They asked to meet with you, Prime Minister, medical experts, top scientists, doctors, nurses, parents, grandparents, smart, loving and concerned citizens.”
The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ star went on to cite a report that 2.3 million people participated in the ongoing Canadian protests, though Reuters claimed the number was wrongly attributed to Ottawa police and had not been confirmed.
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“If you are so convinced of your own reasons for the warrants, sit down and walk the leaders of a group of 2.3 million protesters across the country who represent many millions more across the country, and explain tell them and ask them to listen with open hearts and minds and then reciprocate,” she said. “Listen to what they have to say with an open mind to hear things that could go against the ideas in which you are anchored.
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Lilly has been open about her concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic. In January, the “Ant-Man” star railed against vaccination mandates in a social media post.
“I was in DC this weekend supporting Body Sovereignty as Canadian truckers gathered for their peaceful convoy across the country in support of the same,” she captioned her post.
She added that she believes no one “should ever be forced to inject anything into their body, against their will”.
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“That’s not the way,” Lilly insisted. “It’s not safe. It’s not healthy. It’s not love. I understand the world is afraid, but I don’t believe responding to fear with force will solve our problems. “
In March 2020, she said on Instagram that she and her family were not strictly following safety recommendations, calling them “disturbing”. She said at the time that she was “immune compromised” and lived with her father, who was battling “stage four” leukaemia.
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In the following days, the actress apologized for her “dismissive and arrogant” comments about it and assured fans that she was social distancing and staying home to “flatten the curve.”
Fox News’ Timothy HJ Nerozzi contributed to this report.