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Canada-US border bridge reopens after Covid-19 protest

The normal crossing singularity is usually responsible for 25% of all trade between the two countries, and the blockade on the Canadian side disrupted the businesses of both countries, forcing automakers to close several assembly plants.

Protests in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, have paralyzed the angry residents of downtown, tired of police inaction. (AP)

The busiest US-Canada border crossing resumed after protests against the Covid-19 restriction closed for almost a week.

“The Ambassador Bridge is now fully open, allowing free commerce between the Canadian and US economies again,” Detroit International Bridge said in a statement on Sunday.

The company’s spokesman, Esther Jentzen, said the bridge was reopened at 11:00 EST.

The normal crossing singularity is usually responsible for 25% of all trade between the two countries, and the blockade on the Canadian side disrupted the businesses of both countries, forcing automakers to close several assembly plants.

François Philippe Champagne, Minister of Industry of Canada, welcomed the development on Twitter: We are pleased that the Ambassador Bridge has been reopened. “

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More than 20 people were arrested

Police in Windsor, Ontario said earlier that day, more than 20 people were peacefully arrested, seven vehicles were towed, and five were confiscated. With Detroit.

Meanwhile, protests in Ottawa have paralyzed downtown, infuriated residents who were fed up with police inaction, and put pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who chaired the cabinet meeting late Sunday.

Demonstrations have been echoing throughout Canada and elsewhere, with similar convoys being used in France, New Zealand and the Netherlands.

Trudeau calls the protesters the “fringes” of Canadian society.

On Friday, the judge ordered the end of the blockade at the Windsor intersection, and Ontario Prime Minister Doug Ford said roads, bridges, sidewalks, and other important infrastructure.

US President Joe Biden’s administration on Sunday acknowledged a seemingly peaceful resolution against the protests, which said they had a “widespread adverse effect” on “people’s lives and livelihoods” on both sides of the border.

In a statement, National Security Adviser Dr. Liz Sherwood Randall said, “We are preparing to assist our Canadian partners in ensuring that the restoration of normal free commerce flow can be resumed. Is done. “

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