More Protesters Gather in Canada-Windsor Crosses US Borders Despite Court Injunction


Windsor, Ontario — Despite a court injunction to lift the blockade at the Canadian-US border, protesters gathered at the border crossing on Windsor’s Ambassador Bridge on the night of February 11 compared to the night before. Is increasing.

Earlier that day, the Ontario High Court granted an injunction to prevent protesters from crossing the border.

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Protesters and supporters of the blockade at the foot of the Ambassador Bridge, blocking the flow of commercial traffic across the bridge from Detroit to Canada, on February 10, 2022 in Windsor, Ontario. (Cole Burston / Getty Images)

Protesters have closed the crossroads between Windsor and Detroit since February 6.

The court injunction came into effect at 7 pm

Also on February 11, Ontario Prime Minister Doug Ford announced that ongoing protests in Windsor and Ottawa would make the state a state of emergency.

The declaration includes giving authorities more authority to deal with blockages on highways, airports, ports, bridges and railroads in the 400s, Ford said.

The fine for the breach is up to $ 100,000 and up to a year’s imprisonment, Ford said, adding that the state government also provides additional authority for police to deprive those who do not comply with these personal and commercial licenses. Orde.

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Protesters will meet at the Canadian-US border crossing in Windsor on the night of February 11, 2022. (Lisarin / Epoch Times)

The emergency begins at midnight.

So far, protesters have remained at Windsor’s border crossing, but some wonder what will happen at midnight. The number of protesters seems to be higher than the night before.

The protests were inspired by the truck driver protests, which began as a demonstration against the requirement for truck drivers to be vaccinated with COVID-19 for cross-border travel. The protests have grown in scale as people from all over Canada have joined and gathered in Ottawa on January 29, with many saying they will remain until all COVID-19 obligations have been lifted.

Since then, more convoy protests have emerged in various parts of the country, including the major borders of Canada and the United States in Ontario, Manitoba, and Alberta.

Lisa Linn

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