The Police Come Out in Force, to Enforce the Emergencies Act
It might not have occurred to the truckers (and others) protesting in Ottawa for the past three weeks that the presence of their children at the scene of the blockade was actually the trigger for enacting the Emergencies Act of 1988. Because of the ‘human shield’ of their attendance, most police and tow drivers were reluctant to interfere with the protesters. Now, one week later, after serving everyone their notice of intention to dismantle the blockade, the police (augmented from various police forces in Ontario and Quebec) have started to arrest the participants of the illegal protest and began moving the parked trucks.
I guess that’s why (former) Ottawa Police Chief Sloly (slowly?) had to be replaced. Somebody then rang the Bell (the interim Ottawa Police Chief). And the standoff is now being sorted. But it will take time…
Watch this space.