DEVELOPING STORY: Law enforcement moved in on an ongoing trucker protest at the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit, Michigan to Windsor, Ontario, Saturday morning, appearing to follow through on threats made by Ontario Premier Doug Ford to clear the demonstration.
Police, wearing yellow safety vests, moved into place around 8:45 a.m. local time, according to CBC News, directing protesters to clear the bridge. CBC reporters also noted that police brought several armored vehicles and that law enforcement had formed a blockade.
Windsor police announced on Twitter that they have “commenced enforcement” of a court order demanding that the convoy leave the Ambassador Bridge.
“The Windsor Police & its policing partners have commenced enforcement at and near the Ambassador Bridge,” the department noted on social media. ‘We urge all demonstrators to act lawfully & peacefully. Commuters are still being asked to avoid the areas affected by the demonstrations at this time.”
Police surrounded the protesters front and back. Large police armoured personnel carrier has been brought up in the distance. Snipers on the roof of customs building. pic.twitter.com/sI295G7hUV— ??á? ?’???? Global News (@ConsumerSOS) February 12, 2022
NOW – Police, some in military-style gear, move in to remove the protesters blocking the US-Canada border crossing at the Ambassador Bridge.pic.twitter.com/eKaOLrYUbY— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) February 12, 2022