OTTAWA, Canada — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has invoked emergency powers to attempt to quell the protests by truck drivers and others who’ve paralyzed Ottawa and blocked border crossings in anger over the nation’s COVID-19 restrictions.
Trudeau dominated out utilizing the navy and stated Monday that the emergency measures “might be time-limited, geographically focused, in addition to cheap and proportionate to the threats they’re meant to deal with.”
For the final two weeks, a whole lot and typically hundreds of protesters in vehicles and different automobiles have clogged the streets of Ottawa, the capital, railing in opposition to vaccine mandates and different virus precautions and condemning Trudeau’s Liberal authorities.
Members of the self-styled Freedom Convoy have additionally blockaded numerous U.S.-Canadian border crossings, although the busiest and most essential — the Ambassador Bridge connecting Windsor to Detroit — was reopened late Sunday after police arrested the final of the demonstrators and broke the almost weeklong siege that had disrupted auto manufacturing in each international locations. — Related Press