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Canadian police arrest 70 protesters from Ottawa trucker convoy

At least 21 vehicles towed as police bid to break up protest camp that has paralysed Canada’s capital for several weeks

Police in Ottawa have begun arresting protesters and towing away vehicles in an effort to break up the so-called “freedom convoy” that has paralysed Canada’s capital for weeks and prompted the prime minister, Justin Trudeau, to declare a national emergency

Seventy people were arrested and at least 21 vehicles towed away, as police exercised emergency powers which Trudeau invoked earlier this week.

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