Police in Canada are really starting to crack down on the Freedom Convoy. Police in Windsor, Ontario began arresting activists and taking away vehicles.
Then, the ‘Freedom Convoy’ truckers and protesters were required to end their takeover of the busiest bridge connecting Canada and the United States on Sunday morning.
Following a confrontation that started Friday evening when a Canadian judge issued a 10-day judgment (making it illegal to obstruct Ambassador Bridge, which joins Windsor and Detroit), police stormed through the convoy at 7 a.m.
NOW – Police, some in military-style gear, move in to remove the protesters blocking the US-Canada border crossing at the Ambassador Bridge.pic.twitter.com/eKaOLrYUbY
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Since Monday, demonstrators in automobile, vans, and other vehicles have precluded traffic in each direction, suffocating Detroit automakers’ supply chains.
Despite the fact the key bridge had been cleared by Sunday morning, authorities kept Ambassador Bridge restricted to traffic.
More on the Police Crackdown
Demonstrations have taken place across Canada in reaction to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s directive that truckers coming from the United States be vaccinated or quarantined.
At the Ambassador Bridge, an announcement was made.
‘Our national economic crisis came to an end today. Border crossings will reopen when it is safe to do so. I will leave that decision to the police and border authorities,’ Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens said in a press release.
I just spoke with our reporter David Menzies — he tells me police are blocking him from getting to the Ambassador Bridge. Reporters from corporate media and government media have been allowed through. I’ll let you know if this persists.
— Ezra Levant 🍁🚛 (@ezralevant) February 12, 2022
On late Sunday, police stepped up their stance with more than 50 units, including motorcycles, trucks, and an armored car, to force the demonstrators to leave the bridge.
From Saturday’s about 100-person turnout, the crowd of protesters still at the crossing reduced to around 45.
It’s Not Over Yet
In the demonstration area, enforcement will continue; there will be no tolerance for illegal activities.
The public is advised to stay away from the area, the Windsor Police Service stated early Sunday. After being driven off the bridge, protesters remained in the area, congregating on pavements and in parking lots of local businesses.
A small group gathered outside a Shell petrol station, led by two men in a pickup truck blaring Twisted Sister’s 1984 demonstration anthem.
Kim Dion, 57, a contractor, was among those who traveled three hours to attend the demonstration yesterday and returned at 5.30 a.m. today.
Around 9 a.m., the majority of the protesters dispersed from the rest area when Ontario Province Law enforcement officers threatened them with trespassing citations.
‘Shop owners in the demonstration area are requesting visitors park their cars on private land. They’re also requesting for police help in notifying demonstrators that are trespassing on their land,’ Windsor police tweeted.
At the Shell petrol station, one officer informed the marchers, ‘The company just doesn’t want you on this property.’
Besides the Ambassador bridge, truckers are still protesting in several other areas all across Canada. Therefore, the arrests at the Ambassador bridge will only fan the flames of the dozens of demonstrations occurring all across Canada.