Rob Gillies and Robert Bumsted

Government, Business, Safety

Trucks Towed, Protesters Arrested as Ottawa Slowly Clears

A man steps out of truck as police move in to clear downtown Ottawa Feb. 19. A man steps out of truck as police move in to clear downtown Ottawa Feb. 19. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via Associated Press)

OTTAWA, Ontario —Hundreds of police in riot gear swept through the streets of Canada’s besieged capital Feb. 19, arresting or driving out protesters, towing away their trucks and finally retaking control of the streets in front of the country’s Parliament buildings.

February 19, 2022