Civil Liberties

Freedom Convoy Protesters Dismiss Justin Trudeau’s Emergency Powers Move

Some members of Ottawa’s “Freedom Convoy” — which urges Canada’s government to drop pandemic-related vaccine mandates and restrictions — dismissed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to use a federal Emergencies Act against the peaceful protest as a “scare tactic” on Wednesday, the Canadian Press reported.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - FEBRUARY 12: People gather and block the streets to take part in an anti-government and anti-vaccine mandate protest on February 12, 2022 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The protest has entered the 16th day of blockading the area around the Parliament building in Canada’s capital. Thousands of protestors …

Canada: Police Block Road Leading to America to Prevent ‘Freedom Convoy’ Protesters from Walking Over

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) shut down a road leading to the Pacific Highway border crossing — which connects Canada and the U.S. via their respective towns of Surrey and Blaine — on Monday in an effort to block anti-coronavirus vaccine mandate protesters from walking toward the U.S. border on foot, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported.

Police officers walk before a truck making its way along the central Wellington street, during a protest by truck drivers over pandemic health rules and the Trudeau government, outside the parliament of Canada in Ottawa on February 14, 2022. (Photo by Ed JONES / AFP) (Photo by ED JONES/AFP via …

Belgium to Further Tighten Covid Lockdown on Friday

BRUSSELS (AP) – The Belgian government has vowed to reinforce measures to contain the coronavirus even more with fresh measures to be decided Friday, possibly including more school closures and further reducing opening times of bars and restaurants.