Ottawa Police Tow Trucks, Arrest Freedom Convoy Protesters

OTTAWA—Police moved in on protesters here Friday, towing heavy-duty vehicles and earning dozens of arrests as they began clearing a 22-working day demonstration versus Covid-19 vaccine mandates that has paralyzed the capital’s downtown and impressed blockades of critical U.S.-Canada border crossings.

Interim Ottawa police main Steve Bell said Friday afternoon that officers were in handle of the predicament on the floor, and “will continue on to force ahead to clear our streets.”