The latest on protests against COVID-19 measures in Ottawa and beyond
Published February 16, 2022 at 10:35 am
The latest developments on ongoing protests against COVID-19 restrictions and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government, in Ottawa and various locations across Canada, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. All times eastern:
Police are handing out notices to Parliament Hill protesters telling them that they need to leave now.
The Ottawa Police Service says in its bulletin that anyone blocking streets or helping others block streets is breaking the law and could be arrested.
It says Ottawa residents are being denied access to their property and the protesters are causing businesses to close.
Police reference the newly invoked federal Emergencies Act and say that anyone coming to Ottawa to join the protest is breaking the law and warns their vehicles can be seized.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 16, 2022.
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