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Ottawa police fortify forces for truckers protest

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Police in Canada's capital have called in reinforcements as the first trucks in a convoy organized to protest the Canadian government's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border truck drivers arrive in the capital. Several thousand people are expected in Ottawa as part of a group demanding an end to vaccine mandates and COVID-19 restrictions. Some of the group's leaders are calling for a peaceful event, but statements from some associated with the group have included threats of violence. Ottawa police are working with national security agencies to identify any potential threats to public safety, Chief Peter Sloly said during a press briefing on Friday.

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