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Trucker Protest: Downtown cleanup continues; Small protest ongoing near SJAM Parkway; Rideau Centre to reopen Tuesday

The “Freedom Convoy” that converged in Ottawa on Jan. 28 began in response to the federal government’s move to require Canadian truck drivers crossing the U.S. border be fully vaccinated to avoid testing and quarantine requirements, but evolved into a protest against all public health measures aimed at fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers said they would not end their protest until all measures are dropped. Police have since moved in on the protest and have begun clearing downtown streets and encampment areas.  Read More
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