Sunday, December 10, 2023

Truckers continue blocking Canada-US border bridge as injunction enters into force

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Anti-covid mandate protesters continue to block Ambassador Bridge, a key trade crossing on the US-Canada border after a court-ordered injunction took effect in the evening, a Sputnik correspondent reported. One police officer told Sputnik that authorities are a ways from clearing the blockade. Earlier in the day, a Canadian judge ordered authorities to clear the blockade starting at 7:00 p.m. EST (midnight GMT) on Friday.

Several hundred protesters are gathered on the road leading up to the international bridge, waving the Canadian flag and listening to music, according to a Sputnik correspondent. Some protesters have signs on their vehicles that read “F*** Trudeau” and “What’s More Trustworthy: Trudeau government [or] Sushi from a gas station.”

In mid-January, a mass peaceful protest began in Canada consisting of truckers, farmers and other Canadians. The protesters descended on the capital Ottawa to demand the government scrap discriminatory COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

The protest has since spread and truckers also blocked several US-Canada border crossings, including Ambassador Bridge, which connects Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario.

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