Canadian police close key bridge to US as protesters clear up

Officials have been embroiled in a standoff between Canadian police and protesters since Friday over the suspension of the Ambassador Bridge in Winsor Ontario, which entered its sixth day on Sunday following court orders and threats of arrest.

“The action of executing around a peaceful traveled and the prison is committing prison. Vehicles are being towed. Please stay away from the area, ”Windsor police said on Sunday, without commenting on the number of arrests.

Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Saturday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Saturday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.

Windsor police say on Twitter: “There is no tolerance for illegal activities.”

US President Joe Biden has called on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to use federal forces to lift the embargo. -11 Bridge, North America’s busiest land border crossing. Since Monday, protesters have blocked traffic in both directions in trucks, trucks and vans, disrupting the supply chain of Detroit automakers.

Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Saturday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkins told CBC News: “We can no longer afford to shut down as a country.”

The bridge carries $ 360 million a day in two ways – 25% of US-Canadian merchandise.

The “Freedom Convention” protest in the national capital, Ottawa, began on Sunday, the 17th. But now, with widespread COVID-19 restrictions, carbon taxes, and other issues, people are converting to cars, trucks, and trucks.

Protests erupted in central Ottawa over 4,000 people in several Canadian cities on Saturday. The financial capital of Toronto has about 1,000 protesters, although police have blocked key roads leading to the Central Business District.

In western, British Columbia, South Surrey, hundreds of protesters blocked roads along a Pacific highway with vehicles crossing the Canada-US border. They promised to stay “as long as necessary” until all COVID-19 restrictions were lifted near the border.

Opposition to bilateral trade has spread to three border areas, including Alberta and Manitoba.

The Canadian policeman described the funding of the financial support, and Ontario has blocked the money that was offered by a US platform on Thursday.

Ford Motors, America’s second-largest carmaker, General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corporation have announced they have stopped production. Companies have shifted the load to stop losses during the cuts.

The current loss from vehicle restrictions could reach $ 850 million, according to IHS Markit.

“This is a very busy border crossing, so it’s not just automotive,” said Mayor Dilkins. “We are talking about things that are affecting the whole country. That is why it is so important to find a solution.

 

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