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Canadian court orders protesters to open border crossings

The movement against corona-related restrictions continues in the Canadian capital, Ottawa. Protesting truckers have also blocked the busiest border crossing from the country to the United States. A Canadian court has ordered the border crossing to be reopened in such a situation. News from the BBC.

According to the court order, the protesters were supposed to leave the crossing from 7 pm local time last Friday. However, it has been blocked by disobeying the instructions.

The blockaded border crossing is known as the Ambassador Bridge. It is used as an important trade route between Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and Detroit, Michigan, USA. In addition to the Ambassador Bridge, there are several other Canadian border crossings.

Windsor police, meanwhile, said blocking the border crossing would be a criminal offense following a court order. Police warned protesters that their vehicles could be confiscated if they disobeyed a court order. They may even be barred from entering the United States.

Earlier, the province’s Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency in Ontario to deal with the situation. He said disrupting vital infrastructure during an emergency would be considered illegal.

The Canadian government issued a coroner’s vaccination order for cross-border truck drivers on January 15. Under this, Canadian truck drivers who have not been vaccinated will have to stay in quarantine every time they return to the country after crossing the border in their truck.

The United States has also imposed an obligation on foreign truck drivers to be vaccinated. The truck drivers became angry and started protesting after the order regarding vaccination.