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Freedom Convoy: Ottawa residents 'prisoners in own homes'

Posted on AllSides January 31st, 2022
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Protests in Canada's capital city against a vaccine mandate for truckers crossing the US-Canada border have entered their third consecutive day.

Citing "traffic, noise and safety issues" from the so-called Freedom Convoy, Ottawa police asked the public to avoid the downtown area on Monday.

Some downtown stores, including a shopping mall, will also be closed.

Demonstrators have been mostly peaceful but behaviour by some members of the crowd has been strongly criticised.

A GoFundMe page to support the convoy has now raised over C$9m ($7m; £5.2m).

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