Update: Statement from Trucker Lawyer
"The Coutts Border crossing remains temporarily opened to one lane of travel in each direction in accordance with the protesters' good faith gesture to accommodate immediate needs of travellers and in anticipation of fruitful, productive policy movement by the government, which was extended earlier this week. Demonstrators remain steadfast and will not leave until a proper and satisfactory resolution is reached and will be closely monitoring the position of the government and law enforcement. Demonstrators are optimistic, but their optimism is guarded at this juncture. Word is... local cowboys and cowgirls are en route to support the truckers."
Emergency vehicles were seen crossing the border as one lane remains open to traffic at the Coutts, Alberta border crossing into Montana.
Saturday marks a full week of protests against coronavirus lockdown restrictions at the main artery between Alberta and the United States as truckers, farmers and hundreds of their supporters continue to amass near the village.
Thousands of supporters of the blockade are being restricted from entry to the Coutts area as local RCMP have erected barricades of their own to prevent the Coutts protest from growing. The largest contingent of supporters is in Milk River, 20km away.
Rebel News has had two journalists, Kian Simone and Syd Fizzard, embedded at the blockade since Sunday. To support our independent journalism, please visit www.ConvoyReports.com.
Rebel News is also crowdfunding a team of lawyers from Williamson Law in Calgary to assist the truckers in their negotiations with the police. Donations can be made to the truckers' legal fund at www.TruckerLawyer.ca.