Freedom convoy trucker protest continues

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Ottawa, (UNI/Sputnik) The major trucker protest against coronavirus restrictions continues in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, for the second day in a row.

Thousands of truckers and others opposed to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent public health measures gathered near Parliament Hill on Sunday, according to CBC, which said that crowds were thinning out in the evening.

Meanwhile, police said that the so-called Freedom Convoy protest was expected to continue on Monday.

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson told CBC on Sunday that people have the right to protest, but the city needs to get back to normal life.

On Saturday, thousands of truckers and hundreds of other demonstrators gathered in Ottawa, in protest against the recent COVID-19 restrictions, in particular vaccine mandates for truckers crossing the US-Canada border. The truckers had started to arrive in the Canadian capital on Friday night.

Trudeau and his family were moved to a different location from their home in the capital city amid the trucker protest, according to Canadian media reports.

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