The Freedom Convoy Truckers voted on Friday to defy Justin Trudeau and the government’s 7 PM deadline and will continue their protest on the Windsor Bridge.
The government is threatening to clear the bridge and fine the truckers and take their licenses.
Isabelle Rivo is on the scene at the Ambassador Bridge.
What the current scene is looking like here at the Ambassador Bridge blockade. This is the biggest turnout I’ve seen since I have been here. Looks like these people aren’t afraid of Ford. #AmbassadorBridgeBlockade https://t.co/ys9Wa4SGV5 pic.twitter.com/0GhidBGNRu
— Isabelle Rivo (@isabellerivo) February 12, 2022
They were partying earlier.
Friends, it’s time to check-in on Ottawa’s nightlife!
As I reported yesterday, Ottawa’s second hottest club, Wellington St, was undergoing renos but they’ve gone bigger than I could imagine
— Mackenzie Gray (@Gray_Mackenzie) February 12, 2022
The Daily Mail reported.
Protesters blocking the Ambassador Bridge on Friday night decided to defy a deadline of 7pm to clear the route, setting themselves up for a showdown with police after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that ‘everything is on the table’ to end the Freedom Convoy demonstrations after speaking directly with President Joe Biden.
A Canadian court on Friday issued the injunction to end the blockade at the key bridge connecting Windsor, Ontario with Detroit, setting up a potential showdown between police and protesters when the 7pm deadline arrives.
Ontario Superior Court Chief Justice Geoffrey Morawetz granted the injunction on Friday evening, which will last for 10 days and means that blocking the bridge is unlawful.
Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, earlier on Friday said his cabinet will enact orders to make it illegal to block borders and highways and will impose CA $100,000 ($78,000) fines and prison terms for those who defy them.
Trudeau claimed that the protest is being fueled by political activists in the United States, and said that more than 50 percent of donations to campaigns to support the protesters came from the U.S., which he referred to as ‘foreign financing’ of the protests.