OTTAWA (Reuters) -The Canadian authorities has no plans to ship in troops to deal with a vaccine mandate protest by truckers that has introduced site visitors in central Ottawa to a halt, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned on Thursday.
More than 200 vehicles and different automobiles have been blockading downtown roads within the nation’s capital since final Friday in what’s an unprecedented protest by Canadian requirements.
The metropolis’s police chief, underneath hearth for a passive response by officers, on Wednesday mentioned utilizing the army https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/refile-anti-vaccine-mandate-protesters-say-they-will-block-ottawa-long-necessary-2022-02-02 was an possibility.
“One has to be very, very cautious earlier than deploying the army in conditions participating Canadians,” Trudeau mentioned.
“This is not one thing we’re taking a look at proper now. There isn’t any query of sending within the military,” he informed reporters.
Some of the demonstrators need an finish to COVID-19 vaccine mandates for cross-border truckers whereas others insist Trudeau be faraway from energy.
(Reporting by David LjunggrenEditing by Chizu Nomiyama and Paul Simao)