Posted 7 февраля 2022,, 07:57
Published 7 февраля 2022,, 07:57
Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38
Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38
The so-called "freedom convoy" entered the Canadian capital last weekend and consisted of several thousand vehicles. One of the main reasons for the dissatisfaction of Canadians was the two-week quarantine for the unvaccinated after returning from the United States. This coronavirus restriction most angered truckers, who were joined by other dissatisfied people. There are now several hundred trucks in downtown Ottawa. The protesters behave peacefully, but make a lot of noise.
An announcement on the mayor's website said the state of emergency "reflects the serious danger and threat to the safety of residents posed by the ongoing demonstrations". The administration intends to restrict demonstrators' access to key resources.
The mayor of Ottawa said yesterday that the situation in the city is out of control. Forces from other regions have been drawn in to help the metropolitan police. Law enforcement officers have been instructed to act "flexibly and proactively". There were no major clashes with the police, but amid the protests, 50 incidents are being investigated, with four cases brought to justice. In addition, under the threat of a fine, it is forbidden to transfer gasoline and supplies to the demonstrators.