Ottawa Declares State of Emergency Over COVID-19 Protests

Ottawa Ontario Canada January 29 2022. Freedom convoy 2022 transport truck protest signage reading stand up Canada truckers unite.

The mayor of Canada’s capital declared a state of emergency Sunday and a former U.S. ambassador to Canada said groups in the U.S. must stop interfering in the domestic affairs of America’s neighbor as protesters opposed to COVID-19 restrictions continued to paralyze Ottawa’s downtown.

Thousands of protesters descended in Ottawa again on the weekend, joining a hundred who remained since last weekend.

The “freedom truck convoy” in part protested mandatory vaccines for truckers entering Canada. Canadian RV associations earlier expressed concern over the requirement.

Read the full article from the Associated Press.

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