Ottawa declares state of emergency as police boost enforcement, target protest's fuel supply - 2022-02-07

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F182.png Ottawa declares state of emergency as police boost enforcement, target protest's fuel supply February 7, 2022, Christian Paas-Lang, CBC News

The City of Ottawa declared a state of emergency Sunday afternoon in response to ongoing protests in the downtown core, while Mayor Jim Watson described the situation in the nation's capital as the "the most serious emergency our city has ever faced."

In a statement, the city said the declaration "reflects the serious danger and threat to the safety and security of residents posed by the ongoing demonstrations and highlights the need for support from other jurisdictions and levels of government."

City solicitor David White told city councillors on Saturday that the declaration of a state of emergency "does little" in terms of legal authority and does not give more power to Ottawa police.

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{{cite news | first = Christian | last = Paas-Lang | title = Ottawa declares state of emergency as police boost enforcement, target protest's fuel supply | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/convoy-protest-ottawa-sunday-impasse-1.6341548 | work = CBC News | date = February 7, 2022 | accessdate = February 8, 2022 }}