Canada is preparing to end the blockade by anti-vaccine truckers of the main land crossing with the United States, the Ambassador International Bridge, and began this Friday to mobilize police officers in the face of a possible imminent eviction.
In fact, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau assured US President Joe Biden in a telephone conversation this Friday that your government is going to put an end to the blockade of the Ambassador Bridge, linking the Canadian town of Windsor with the US Detroit.
“So that no one is mistaken, the border cannot continue to be closed and will not be”, Trudeau declared in a press conference after the call.
The prime minister warned that “all options are on the table, because these illegal actions have to end and will end.”
In this sense, the police presence has increased in Windsor, where a large number of agents have arrived, according to local media.
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A magistrate of the Superior Court of the province of Ontario reviewed this Friday the request presented by the Association of Manufacturers of Automobile Components of Canada to order the end of the blockade and gave an ultimatum to the truckers to withdraw from the Ambassador Bridge.
Specific, the judge ordered the protesters to leave before 7:00 p.m. this Friday (23:00 GMT), in a resolution that opens the door for the Canadian authorities to use the police force to evict them.
In parallel, Windsor hospitals have been placed on alert before the possibility of an “orange code” occurring, which is when there is a high number of victims.
The Canadian province of Ontario declared a state of emergency on Friday due to the blockade of the Ambassador Bridge and the occupation of downtown Ottawa by anti-vaccine truckers.
The blockade of the Ambassador Bridge, as well as two other border crossings in central and western Canada, is causing serious damage to key sectors of the economy of the two countries such as the automobile, industrial manufacturing and agriculture.
Trudeau acknowledged this Friday to the press that the closure of those steps It is “a serious concern” for the Governments of Canada and the United States, especially because of its impact on the automotive sector.
A total of six auto assembly plants on both sides of the border from General Motors (GM), Ford, Stellantis and Toyota have cut production or stopped work shifts altogether due to lack of parts.
To avoid further loss, Ford resorted to airlifting vehicle parts and thus keep their factories in operation.
While, in Ottawa, two weeks have passed since the occupation of the center of the capital, in the vicinity of the country’s Parliament, by some 400 trucks and hundreds of people.
Michael, a protester who did not want to give his last name, told Eph that this occupation will not end until “the feminist tyrant”, in reference to Trudeau, is evicted from the Government.
“I want to see them all in court,” he added, pointing to the Canadian Parliament.
Michael’s rhetoric is similar to that expressed by Canadian Army Major Stephen Chledowski, who in a video released on social media on Friday accused the Canadian government of “tyranny” and politicians of traitors.
In the recording, of more than seven minutes, Chledowski, dressed in a military uniform, attacks the Canadian authorities, repeats misinformation about vaccines against COVID-19 and urge other soldiers and police forces to fight against the Trudeau Government and the Provincial Executives. appearance of the video, the Armed Forces announced the opening of an investigation into the major, after having opened similar investigations into other soldiers.
The Department of Defense has stated that ongoing investigations include a special forces soldier who unfurled a banner in support of protesters and a member of the Air Force who recently posted a video on Twitter in support of the protests.
Local media have indicated that the occupation of Ottawa, which has been declared illegal by Canadian authorities, is receiving help and advice from retired military and police officers.
(With information from EFE)
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