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Trucker Protest Jams Key Detroit Bridge as Canada Tensions Rise

  • Land crossing is vital artery for auto industry, manufacturers
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WATCH: Truckers have blocked the Ambassador Bridge leading from Detroit into Canada. Source: Bloomberg
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Protests over vaccine mandates and Covid-19 restrictions widened across Canada, with truck blockades halting commercial traffic at critical border crossings including the Ambassador Bridge into Detroit.

The nearly century-old structure that connects to Windsor, Ontario was shut down in both directions late Monday. The land crossing is the most important link for goods moving between Canada and the U.S. and a crucial artery for auto parts suppliers and manufacturers. About 1.4 million trucks entered the U.S. through Detroit last year, almost all of them via the bridge.