Truckers ‘Freedom Convoy’ Protests Disrupt Ambassador Bridge on U.S.-Canada Border

Protesters fighting Covid-19 vaccine mandates temporarily stopped two-way targeted traffic on the busiest global land-border crossing in North America, as a nearly two-week demonstration in Ottawa threatened to develop and disrupt U.S.-Canada trade.

Authorities in Canada and the U.S. explained the Ambassador Bridge, a 1.6-mile corridor that connects Detroit with Windsor, Ontario, was briefly shut late Monday night simply because of a demonstration by truckers and their supporters. The protesters are contacting for governments to rescind Covid-19 guidelines requiring persons to be entirely vaccinated to enter eating places and fitness centers or to board planes and trains.