‘Freedom Convoy’ Protesters in Canada’s Capital City Dig In After Tougher Measures

OTTAWA—The Canadian authorities on Tuesday defended its determination to invoke uncommon emergency powers to quell protests that have paralyzed the cash for 19 times, with the country’s major safety official calling a little group guiding the recent demonstrations a major threat.

“There have been those people who have tried out to characterize these illegal blockades [as being] about vaccines and mandates and fatigue with the pandemic. That is not what is driving this movement appropriate now,” Marco Mendicino, Canada’s General public Security Minister, claimed at a information conference Tuesday.