By THE PULSE STAFF WRITER – FEBRUARY 18, 2022
Police have begun blocking entrances and routes to downtown Ottawa, as well as arresting protesters ahead of the long weekend. This comes after the police issued leaflets to truckers warning them they will face criminal charges. This push comes after the Canadian government evoked the Emergency Measures Act for the first time in Canadian history in response to these protests. The government also expanded the definition of “terrorist financing” to shut down any funds meant for the Freedom Convoy, and has also frozen the bank accounts of many who have contributed.
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