May 24, 2022

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“Freedom Convoy”: A day like anything else despite the decree in Ottawa

"Freedom Convoy": A day like anything else despite the decree in Ottawa

Despite the declaration of an emergency in Ontario yesterday, demonstrators still have no intention of leaving the scene during this sixteenth day of occupation in downtown Ottawa.

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This morning, the truckers were preparing their coffee under light snow and were engaged in arranging inflatable games for the children in the middle of the convoy. Yesterday’s announcement from Ontario Premier Doug Ford did nothing to change their morning routine.

Meanwhile, dozens of police are trying to clear those who blocked the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor. US President Joe Biden yesterday called on his Canadian counterpart to take immediate action to restore traffic on this crucial trade link between the United States and Canada.

Open party

A few hours later, downtown Ottawa took on the appearance of an open party. Many families along with the performers took part in the celebration. Hundreds of people gathered and danced in front of a stage built on Friday evening in front of Parliament.

The journal was able to observe as the population was so dense that it was difficult to circulate there.

A few steps away, the children had fun sliding in the airy games.

At the same time, Ottawa citizens “can’t see their neighbors invading,” as they climbed Banks Street, just a few hundred meters from the city center, to show their frustration.

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Keep in mind that protesters now face fines of up to $ 100,000 each and up to a year in prison.