The latest on protests against COVID-19 measures in Ottawa and beyond
Published February 12, 2022 at 9:37 am
The latest developments on ongoing protests against COVID-19 restrictions and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government, both in Ottawa and various cities across Canada. All times eastern:
Police in Windsor, Ont. say they’ve begun enforcement actions against protesters opposed to COVID-19 restrictions who blocked access to the Ambassador Bridge for days.
They say they’ve told protesters at the scene to head home, and several have begun packing up tents.
But others are still on hand, either in trucks or on foot, carrying Canadian flags and occasionally shouting “freedom.”
Police are maintaining a heavy presence at the entrance to the bridge, a key border crossing between Canada and the U.S. where protesters brought traffic to a standstill for most of the week.
The Ontario Superior Court issued an injunction against the protest last night, giving participants until 7 p.m. to clear out. That deadline was largely ignored.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 12, 2022.
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