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Ottawa Declares Emergency as Protests Spin ‘Out of Control’

  • ‘We have to get our city back,’ mayor says after chaotic week
  • Police seize fuel, propane at camps set up by trucker convoy
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WATCH: Truckers and their supporters continued to paralyze downtown Ottawa at the weekend.Source: Bloomberg
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Canada’s capital city remained under a state of emergency Monday as police tried to rein in protests against vaccine mandates and Covid-19 restrictions.

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, who declared the emergency, said that increasingly rowdy demonstrations posed a “serious danger and threat to the safety and security of residents.” Hundreds of trucks continue to occupy the downtown area near Canada’s parliament with no sign that the protesters plan to leave.