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Key US-Canada bridge reopens after police clear protesters

 

February 14, 2022

Nathan Denette, Associated Press

A protester is arrested as police remove truckers and supporters blocking access to the Ambassador Bridge, which links Detroit and Windsor.

WINDSOR, Ontario - The busiest U.S.-Canada border crossing reopened late Sunday after protests against COVID-19 restrictions closed it for almost a week, while Canadian officials held back from a crackdown on a larger protest in the capital, Ottawa.

Detroit International Bridge Co. said in a statement that "the Ambassador Bridge is now fully open allowing the free flow of commerce between the Canada and US economies once again." Esther Jentzen, spokeswoman for the company, said in a later text to The Associated Press that the bridge reopened to traffic at 11 p.m. EST.

The crossing normally carries 25% of all trade between the two countries, and the blockade on the Canadian side had disrupted business in both countries, with automakers forced to shut down several assembly plants.

https://www.startribune.com/key-us-canada-bridge-reopens-after-police-clear-protesters/600146344/

 

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