Crowd Continues to Blockade US-Canada Border Bridge Despite Injunction
Crowds continued to blockade the Ambassador Bridge on the US-Canada border late on February 11 and into the early hours of February 12, despite an Ontario Superior Court injunction prohibiting any efforts to obstruct the bridge, CBC reported
The blockade, led by protesters opposing vaccine mandates, entered its fifth day on Friday at the border crossing that connects Windsor, Ontario, to Detroit, Michigan.
The"injunction":https://www.citywindsor.ca/Newsroom/Documents/ISSUED%20Order%20Morawetz%20FEB%2011%202022%20CV-22-30791.pdf stated that anyone that had notice of the order, that came into effect at 7pm ET, was prohibited from “impeding or blocking access to the Ambassador Bridge and indirect or direct approaching roadways and access points” for 10 days.
People remain at liberty to engage in a peaceful, lawful, and safe protest that does not impede or block access to the Ambassador Bridge and approaching roadways, the injunction stated.
CBC reported that at least 100 protesters remained around the entrance to the bridge, five hours after the injunction came into effect.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency in response to the convoy protests.
The injunction and declaration comes as many cities on the border, including Coutts, Alberta, and Emerson, Manitoba, have experienced similar blockades