Yvette Herrell Canada: On Saturday (19th February 2022), Rep. Yvette Herrell said that she would be launching legislation that would grant temporary asylum to those engaged in the protests of the Canadian trucker. Herrell stated in a statement on Twitter that “Just as we provide asylum for political prisoners, we should do the same for truckers who have been subjected to violence, had their property seized, and their bank accounts were frozen by a government that is fastly becoming the embarrassment of the free world. I am introducing legislation that would temporarily grant asylum to innocent protestors of Canada who are being oppressed by their own government. We can’t be silent or keep quiet as our neighbors to the north are treated so badly.” Follow More Update On Phoosi.com
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Between Friday and Saturday, officials stated that around 170 individuals were apprehended in Ottawa in link to the demonstrations that have happened against protocol measures of COVID-19 in Canada, as reported by The Associated Press. The protests had dragged on for 3 weeks, but the street in front of Parliament Hill where the majority of the demonstrations had been taking place watched no protestors by early afternoon on Saturday, as noted by the newswire.
The protests had already prompted economic results, including for the auto industry, with the demonstrations having blocked the Ambassador Bridge that connects Detroit to Windsor, Ontario. Automakers stated they suffered reduced shifts and parts shortages as a consequence of the blockage. Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister wrote a Tweet on Thursday read that “Illegal blockades and occupations are not peaceful protests they are a menace to jobs and communities, and they can’t continue.”
Earlier that week, he invoked the Emergency Act of Canada to clamp down on the protests. But the officials of the United States are concerned that the protests watched in Canada could be making their way to Washington, DC, and elsewhere. Capitol Police stated that they were aware of plans for truck groups to come to the District around the time of the first State of the Union of President Biden.
Capitol Police stated that “Law enforcement agencies throughout the National Capital Region are aware of the plans of the series of truck convoys arriving in Washington, DC around the time of the State of the Union. As with any demonstration, the USCP will facilitate legitimate First Amendment activity.”
The law enforcement agency further added that “The USCP is nearly coordinating with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the Metropolitan Police Department of DC, the United States Park Police, the United States Secret Service and other allied agencies to include the DC National Guard.”