Ottawa Declares Emergency as Protests Spin ‘Out of Control’

 Canada’s capital city remained under a state of emergency Monday as police tried to rein in protests against vaccine mandates and Covid-19 restrictions

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, who declared the emergency, said that increasingly rowdy demonstrations posed a “serious danger and threat to the safety and security of residents.”

Hundreds of trucks continue to occupy the downtown area near Canada’s parliament with no sign that the protesters plan to leave

Truckers and their supporters have been stockpiling jerry cans of diesel and other necessities

They built a wood shed as a kitchen and set up logistics centers in a downtown park and the parking lot of a baseball stadium

But on Sunday, police fenced off the park and showed up at the stadium location to seize fuel cans, propane cannisters and vehicles