Ottawa Police Tow Trucks, Arrest Freedom Convoy Protesters

OTTAWA—Police moved in on protesters here Friday, towing major-duty vans and building dozens of arrests as they started clearing a 22-working day demonstration versus Covid-19 vaccine mandates that has paralyzed the capital’s downtown and motivated blockades of essential U.S.-Canada border crossings.

Interim Ottawa police main Steve Bell stated Friday afternoon that officers were in handle of the scenario on the floor, and “will proceed to press forward to very clear our streets.”