Police in the nation's capital have erected barricades, closed streets and promised to deploy a “surge and contain” strategy ahead of another wave of protesters joining the Freedom Convoy currently occupying a portion of Ottawa since late last week.
The Freedom Convoy is part of a Canada-wide movement of truckers, farmers and other supporters who are opposed to vaccine mandates and coronavirus restrictions that grew out of opposition to cross-border vaccination mandates for long-haul truckers.
Despite the heavy hand of police and calls for strict crackdowns by local, provincial and federal politicians, the protests have remained largely peaceful. A recent story from Blacklock's Reporter even revealed that police-reported crimes have declined in Ottawa over the nine days the convoy has been in the city.
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