Canadian truckers protesting against COVID-19 vaccine mandates temporarily closed the border bridge between Canada and the United States on Monday (Feb. 7).
Demonstrators blocked traffic on the Ambassador Bridge—the busiest international crossing in North America—that links Detroit and Windsor, preventing other motorists from passing.
here are some key figures about the bridge:
▪️27% of all two-way traffic between Canada and the US uses the bridge.
▪️It sees the flow of $137bn worth of trade annually.
▪️$2.2bn worth of goods were imported from Michigan into Ontario alone.
▪️Around 1.398mn trucks entered Canada across the Ambassador Bridge from Michigan in 2021
The bridge is hailed as the most important transit point for the flow of goods between Canada and the US – will Trudeau give in to the Freedom Convoy?
Freedom Convoy Movement Spreads Across the Globe
Freedom Convoy protests against Covid-19 mandates spilled into additional countries over the weekend as the movement gained traction globally.
Finland, New Zealand and Australia are just some of the countries that have joined in the international protest mandate policies.
In Europe, trucker convoys from multiple EU member states are expected to “besiege” Brussels on February 14.
The Ambassador Bridge that connects Ontario and Michigan was shut down by the Freedom Convoy overnight, sparking massive delays.
The route is reportedly the busiest for freight connecting the two nations, and the blockade could have a major impact on the supply chain to cities like Detroit.