By Zafir Kamdar, Staff Reporter, The PawPrint
The city was “totally out of control,” according to Jim Watson, with protestors outnumbering police.
The protests, he added, constituted a threat to people’s safety and security.
Truckers have rendered Ottawa’s downtown area impassable, with cars and tents obstructing highways.
The “Freedom Convoy” originated as a protest against the government’s mandate that truckers be Covid-vaccinated.
Mr. Watson told CFRA radio in Canada that the demonstrators were becoming increasingly “insensitive” by “blaring horns and sirens, [setting off] pyrotechnics, and turning it into a party.”
“We are clearly outnumbered and losing this struggle,” he stated, adding, “This must be reversed – we must reclaim our city.”
The mayor did not specify which measures would be taken. The police have also stated they will be stepping up the enforcement.