“The Windsor Police & its policing partners have commenced enforcement at and near the Ambassador Bridge. We urge all demonstrators to act lawfully & peacefully,” the department said in a tweet. “Commuters are still being asked to avoid the areas affected by the demonstrations at this time.”
The Windsor Police & its policing partners have commenced enforcement at and near the Ambassador Bridge. We urge all demonstrators to act lawfully & peacefully. Commuters are still being asked to avoid the areas affected by the demonstrations at this time.
— Windsor Police (@WindsorPolice) February 12, 2022
On Thursday, police were empowered by the Ontario Superior Court, which granted an injunction to bar protesters from blocking the international border crossing. While the injunction was granted and took effect Friday evening, more protesters nevertheless joined the truckers on the bridge, according to The Epoch Times.
The report added:
On Feb. 12, about a dozen vehicles remain on the site, blocking the border crossing, which accounts for hundreds of millions of dollars of trade between Canada and the United States each day. Most of the big trucks are gone.
Police presence has increased at the site, while the number of protesters has gone down compared to the night before. Some protesters insist they will remain at the site until COVID-19 mandates are lifted.
The order comes following an 'emergency' virtual meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Joe Biden after the regime pressed the Canadian leader to use more authority to clear the bridge.
Both leaders agreed that the blockade was an intolerable disruption of international trade, following a statement by the White House on Thursday calling on Trudeau to “end the truck blockade by Canadians protesting the country’s COVID-19 restrictions,” the Associated Press reported.
Following the meeting between Biden and Trudeau, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced the contents of the call at a press conference.
“The two leaders agreed that the actions of the individuals who are obstructing travel and commerce between our two countries are having significant direct impacts on citizens’ lives and livelihoods,” Psaki said.
“The President expressed his concern that United States companies and workers are experiencing serious effects, including slowdowns in production, shortened work hours, and plant closures,” Psaki continued.
“The prime minister promised quick action in enforcing the law and the president thanked him for the steps he and other Canadian authorities are taking to restore the open passage of bridges to the United States,” she added.
Trudeau also took to social media to announce that he and Biden had spoken about the protests.
“Today, @POTUS Biden and I spoke about the illegal blockades at the border – I updated him on the situation, and we discussed the American and global influence on the protests,” Trudeau noted. “We agreed that, for the security of people and our economies, these blockades cannot continue.”
Today, @POTUS Biden and I spoke about the illegal blockades at the border – I updated him on the situation, and we discussed the American and global influence on the protests. We agreed that, for the security of people and our economies, these blockades cannot continue.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) February 11, 2022
Truckers are protesting vaccine mandates that make no sense to them since most of them drive alone and are not around other people most of the time.
Alberta and Saskatchewan agreed to ditch the mandates, but Ontario, where the capital of Ottawa is located, doubled down and threatened massive fines and jail terms.
So much for 'Western-style democracy.'