Anti-vaccination passport protesters block main US-Canada link


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Na capital Ottawa, onde manifestantes estão concentrados desde 29 de janeiro, prefeitura decretou estado de emergência

In the capital Ottawa, where protesters have been concentrated since 24 in January, the city government declared a state of emergency | Photo: EFE/EPA/ANDRE PICHETTE

The Canada Border Services Agency reported this Tuesday (8) that the busiest crossing the land border between the United States and Canadian territory was obstructed by protesters against vaccination passports.

According to information from the Washington Post, the Ambassador Bridge, a bridge that connects Windsor, in the Canadian province of Ontario, to Detroit, in the US state of Michigan, was “temporarily closed” to passengers and commercial traffic.

The Michigan Department of Transportation confirmed the information on Twitter and advised drivers to look for alternatives.

In addition to road blocks , protesters remain in the Canadian capital, Ottawa, since the day 18 in January, where the protests gained support from people opposed to other actions by the Prime Minister’s government. minister Justin Trudeau during the pandemic.

On Sunday (6), Ottawa City Hall declared a state of emergency over the protests. The protesters said they will only disperse if all vaccine passports in Canada are revoked.

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