Canada protests – level 2

15-02-2022 07:00

Truck drivers in Canada protested against COVID-19 rules and vaccine mandates.

Hundreds of trucks drove in the streets of the capital city of Ottawa, and they blocked the border with the US. Traffic stopped, and many local businesses closed. People who lived in the area complained about too much noise and unhealthy air.

Police seized fuel, so the trucks couldn’t continue to run. Police also arrested several drivers, but some people said that they could be more strict. The protests have been going on for over two weeks, and Canada’s prime minister offered to help the city.

Difficult words: mandate (an official rule which says that people must do something), complain (to say that something is wrong), seize (to take something by force and keep it).

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