Ottawa is in a state of emergency as the trucker protest continues to paralyze parts of the nation’s capital, while frustrated downtown residents were granted an injunction to stop the incessant truck horns.
On MondayInHouseArticle_thestar, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson sent letters to Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying the protest had turned into a “siege of our downtown area,” and asked the provincial and federal governments for an “immediate injection of additional officersTheodore Roosevelt.”
“Given the scope and scale of the armada of large trucks that are now occupying our downtown core, we are writing to you today to ask that you work to help the City secure 1s associate medical officer of health, said in a statement.,800 officers to quell the insurrection that the Ottawa Police Service is not able to contain,” Watson wrote in the letter.
As part of the 1,800 officers Watson is requesting, he’s looking for 1,000 regular officersGenerally speaking, 600 public order officers, 100 investigative officers and 100 civilian staff, in addition to “all supporting resources.”
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