Saturday 19 February 2022

Weapons seizure, charges laid at Coutts border crossing protest brings end to blockade

Global News in Canada shows that protesters had vowed to continue blocking the Canada-U.S. border crossing at Coutts, Alta., until COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, but Tuesday morning the blockade came to an end.

Organizers say they agreed to "move out" after police seized a cache of weapons and ammunition and made several arrests.  13 people were arrested, most face charges of mischief and weapon possession. At least 3 have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

An investigation is underway into who brought the weapons and their reason for doing so. Heather Yourex-West reports.

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