RCMP will add more officers to try to clear the blockade at the US-Canada border


The RCMP has called on more police officers to remove the blockade by trucks and other vehicles at the US Border Crossing in southern Alberta.

The vehicle blocked its path in solidarity with a truck convoy that rushed to Ottawa to protest COVID-19’s obligations and restrictions. The protests in Alberta have entered the fifth day.

Police said they were ready to be arrested at Katz Crossing on February 1, but withdrew due to safety concerns.

Police said some vehicles left peacefully, while others, including tractors, passed through the police blockade and joined the blockade.

Police also said there was a head-on collision and officials attacked another.

Prime Minister Jason Kenny also opposes mandating vaccines for truck drivers, but says the blockade is illegal and protesters should find a way to justify their claims.

Protesters say they won’t leave until the mission is lifted.

A national move for truck drivers began after the federal government imposed COVID-19 vaccination requirements on all truck drivers across the US-Canada border. However, the movement has since expanded to demand the lifting of restrictions and obligations on COVID-19 in all states and federal states.

Since then, other solidarity movements have begun nationwide.

Canadian Press contributed to this report

Isaac Theo

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Isaac Teo is a Toronto-based Epoch Times reporter.