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Canada invokes emergency powers to deal with trucker protest

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invoked the Emergencies Act for the first time in Canadian history on Monday, citing the threat of “Freedom Convoy” trucker protests in Ottawa and several border crossings in the US. “This is not a peaceful protest,” Trudeau said in a speech on Monday afternoon, adding …

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Special-ops personnel probed for backing ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest

Three members of the Canadian Special Operations Forces have been investigated by the military after they allegedly expressed support for ongoing vaccine-mandate protests that have gripped Ottawa for two weeks, the command said in a statement on Sunday.   “I have recently been advised of allegations that at least three CANSOFCOM …

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Trudeau says trucker protest poses threat to ‘democracy’

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has claimed the tuckers that continue to protest against Covid-19 restrictions in Ottawa are trying to “blockade” democracy and harass locals with “violent” imagery. During a speech in Parliament’s House of Commons on Monday – which has been surrounded by protesters since January 28 – …

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GoFundMe halts campaign for Canada trucker protest

Crowdfunding site GoFundMe has placed a pause on a campaign to support truckers protesting cross-border vaccine mandates in Canada and the US, stopping the initiative for “review” after it amassed nearly $8 million. “This fundraiser is currently paused and under review to ensure it complies with our terms of service …

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Protest against ‘party of war’ in Kremlin

Amid ongoing fears in the West that Moscow could be planning an invasion of Ukraine, a group of prominent Russian liberals and anti-Kremlin activists has published a petition warning the government to step back from the brink, and criticizing authorities for their role in the worsening standoff. More than 100 …

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WATCH: Thousands protest Covid restrictions in Europe

Thousands of people took part in a protest against Covid-19 restrictions in Prague, the Czech Republic on Sunday, claiming that the current restrictions are a “road to hell.” The demonstrators protested against the government’s Covid-19 policies, which include a ban on the unvaccinated from eating in restaurants, in Prague’s Wenceslas …

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Media floats Russia theory for Canadian trucker protest

A cross-country convoy of truckers that has jammed the streets of Canada’s capital in protest against Covid-19 vaccine mandates might seem like grass-roots pushback against government overreach, but broadcaster CBC Television has offered a more sinister explanation: Russia did it. Speaking in an interview on Friday with Canada’s public safety …

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Canada prepares for anti-Covid-mandate trucker protest

The Canadian government has mobilized police and national security forces to bolster the police presence in Ottawa as ‘Freedom Convoy’ truckers protesting vaccine mandates make their way into the national capital. Around 50,000 truckers are thought to be part of the group, which will organize demonstrations over the weekend. Claiming …

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Marvel star admits to joining protest against Covid-19 mandates

Actress Evangeline Lilly is facing major backlash, including calls for her to be sacked by Marvel Studios, after she voiced her opposition to mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations. The blowback began after Lilly, a star of Marvel’s “Ant-Man” movies, said on Thursday that she had participated in a protest last weekend in …

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