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We have been bringing you reports covering the latest developments in the ongoing demonstrations, but the situation seems like it is about to escalate…
The latest reports indicate that the demonstrators in Ottawa may now be unsafe as the protest organizers issued a warning in which they explained that leaving Ottawa may be the safest option for the protestors.
Other sources speculate that the Canadian government is preparing to become violent:
LIVE: Canada police begin towing trucks to clear Ottawa protests https://t.co/ZIxfJsrS8Y
— Reuters (@Reuters) February 18, 2022
The warnings of the organizers were covered by The Epoch Times:
Protest organizer Benjamin Dichter took to Twitter to urge protesters to leave and pleaded with the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) to let the truckers “leave in peace.”
“One of Freedom Convoy Canada drivers had his truck windows smashed by Ottawa Police, guns drawn & dragged out of his vehicle by force. It’s time to leave. Ottawa Police please allow the remaining trucks to leave in peace.”
Dichter confirmed to The Epoch Times that the decision to leave was made by convoy leadership.
“We had a meeting with all the road captains and they came to the conclusion that it is the safest option,” he said.
Live from trucker convoy protest in Ottawa. https://t.co/SgZPOnRFOC
— Andrew Lawton (@AndrewLawton) February 18, 2022
— Kristina Wong 🇺🇸 (@kristina_wong) February 18, 2022
BBC News reports on the escalating aggression of the Canadian state:
Footage from the scene showed hundreds of police officers advancing into the heart of the protest zone, next to Parliament Hill.
Some of the remaining protesters formed a line in front of approaching officers, linking arms and singing O Canada – the country’s national anthem.
Ottawa police have set up almost 100 police check-points around the main protest site as well as a large business and residential district in the city centre to prevent more protesters from entering the area.