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Police make progress towards reopening key Canada-US border bridge
Police make progress towards reopening key Canada-US border bridge

Ottawa, Feb 15 (TIWN) Canadian police have made progress towards reopening the Ambassador Bridge, a key Canada-.S trade border crossing, while truckers in capital Ottawa could agree to limit their protests around Parliament Hill away from residential areas.

The blockade of the bridge connecting the Canadian city of Windsor and the US city of Detroit is likely to end after protesters were cleared out on Sunday, with 25-30 arrests made, said Windsor Police.  In a press conference on Sunday, Police Chief Pamela Mizuno said the focus of the police is to reopen the bridge and restore traffic flow in a "safe and sustainable" way, reports Xinhua news agency.  Mizuno said that there would be criminal consequences for those who interfere with or interrupt traffic flow in the area by the bridge. 

"Today, our national economic crisis at the Ambassador Bridge came to an end. Border crossings will reopen when it is safe to do so, and I defer to police and border agencies to make that determination," Winsor Mayor Drew Dilkens said in a statement on Sunday morning.  Meanwhile, the protesters continued to rally for the third weekend in a row in downtown Ottawa, a city located in the province of Ontario.  Local media reported that Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson sent a letter to Tamara Lich, one of the convoy organisers, requesting protesters to leave residential areas before noon on Monday.

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