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Canada: Ottawa declares state of emergency over trucker vaccine mandate protests

The mayor of Canada’s capital Ottawa has declared a state of emergency in response to more than a week of truckers’ protests against Covid restrictions. Jim Watson said the city was “completely out of control”, with demonstrators outnumbering police. He said the protests posed a threat to the safety and security of residents. The truckers […]

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Canada: Truckers protest against vaccine mandate brings Ottawa to standstill for second day

Protesters against a vaccine mandate for truckers crossing the US-Canada border have brought Canada’s capital city to a standstill for a second day. Thousands of demonstrators joined the so-called Freedom Convoy in Ottawa. Police have started investigations after several incidents, including the appearance of swastika flags and footage of a woman dancing on the tomb […]