Long Standoffs, Choked Capital: Canada's Anti-Vaccine Protesters Dawdle
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Long Standoffs, Choked Capital: Canada's Anti-Vaccine Protesters Dawdle

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February 19, 2022

Police in Canada moved Friday to dislodge the final truckers and protesters from downtown Ottawa, in a mostly peaceful operation aimed at bringing an end to three weeks of demonstrations over Covid-19 health rules.


New Delhi, 19 February 2022

As per news report of NDTV, Deployed by the hundreds, the police said they made more than 100 arrests and towed approximately 20 vehicles. The announcement came some 10 hours after the operation began -- an affair that involved long standoffs with the protesters who have been choking the capital's streets by the hundreds for three weeks, including using their big rig trucks. No clashes or injuries were reported and Ottawa interim police chief Steve Bell said the operation was going as planned but would take time. By early evening, many protester vehicles remained downtown but multiple truckers who had blocked the streets surrounding Parliament had removed their 18-wheelers.

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