Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refused to end his country’s ‘State of Emergency’ this week despite an apparent conclusion of the ‘Freedom Trucker’ convoy, claiming the “situation is still fragile” and expanded federal powers remain necessary.
“But all border blockades have now ended and the streets around the Canadian Parliament are quiet. Ottawa protesters who vowed never to give up are largely gone, chased away by police in riot gear. The relentless blare of truckers’ horns has gone silent. A large police presence remains in Ottawa and some areas are fenced off,” reports the Washington Post.
“The situation is still fragile, the state of emergency is still there,” Trudeau said.
“Even though the blockades are lifted across border openings right now, even though things seem to be resolving very well in Ottawa, this state of emergency is not over,” Trudeau said. “There continues to be real concerns about the coming days.”
Read the full report at the Washington Post.