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Police reclaim downtown Ottawa, 191 protesters arrested
Police reclaim downtown Ottawa, 191 protesters arrested

Ottawa, Feb 21 (TIWN) With 191 people arrested and 79 vehicles towed, the police have reclaimed Ottawa's downtown from its occupiers 24 days after the trucker convoy rolled into the Canadian capital's core.

The protesters, including truckers and their supporters, have gathered in Ottawa and blocked the city centre since January 28 to oppose the government's vaccine requirement for truckers crossing into the US, prompting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to invoke the Emergencies Act for the first time in history, reports Xinhua news agency.  "We promised we would return our city to a state of normalcy, with every hour we are getting closer to that goal," interim chief of Ottawa Police Steve Bell said on Sunday afternoon in a press conference.

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