Canada Protests: Police Clamp Down on Ottawa Demonstrators

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Police officers made dozens of arrests as they moved to clear protesters from the streets of the Canadian capital where a truck blockade had been disrupting daily life for weeks.CreditCredit…Brett Gundlock for The New York Times

Twenty-two days after a trucker convoy rumbled into Canada’s capital to protest pandemic restrictions, hundreds of police officers in downtown Ottawa moved in to arrest protesters Friday, hoping to end weeks of gridlock that have roiled the city, infuriated local residents and shaken the country.

After a night of unusually heavy snowfall, rows of police officers in fluorescent jackets edged steadily toward protesters on Parliament Hill, backed by at least two armored vehicles and tactical officers armed with rifles and wearing helmets.

By late afternoon,…

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