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7 Feb, 2022 13:09

How truckers’ protests triggered ‘state of emergency’ in Ottawa

The city’s mayor has described the action as a “threat to the safety and security of residents”
How truckers’ protests triggered ‘state of emergency’ in Ottawa

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson declared a state of emergency in Canada’s capital on Sunday following ten consecutive days of trucker protests against Covid vaccine mandates in the downtown part of the city. He stated the demonstration was a threat to people’s security, as large trucks have blocked the downtown area. The government isn’t planning to give in to the truckers’ demands, which began with wanting exemptions from mandatory vaccinations but have now expanded to calls for the PM to step down.