Anxiety and frustration are growing among Ottawa residents, as throngs of truckers and other demonstrators who arrived last week to protest Canada’s COVID-19 restrictions continue to disrupt life in the capital.
The convoy of protesters has set up camp in Ottawa’s downtown core since Friday, blaring their truck horns and snarling traffic in the area.
Police report the crowd’s numbers have lessened since the weekend, but many Centretown streets remain full of honking rigs.
From traffic jams and shuttered businesses, to noise-polluted nights and people urinating in the streets, Abigail Bimman looks at why Ottawans are calling for action on the demonstrators.
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