’Freedom Convoy’ protest: Ottawa police presence grows, chief vows to “take back” Canadian capital

February 17, 2022 ☼ canadaconvoyprotest

Source: The Washington Post (Link)

The police presence grew Thursday morning around the “Freedom Convoy” protests that have paralyzed Canada’s capital for weeks as demonstrators readied for the looming possibility of mass arrests.

The truck horns and music that have blared nearly incessantly late January were quiet at midmorning as officers began to mass in the cold drizzle, but demonstrators continued to mill among the vehicles that have jammed the streets around Parliament. On Kent Street, amid the rows of humming trucks being refueled by volunteers, a lone toilet sat on the street with a sign telling police to put their tickets inside it.