Ottawa police tow trucks from protest area

The protesters have lined up heavy trucks outside parliament and the Prime Minister's office, and Ottawa police, fearing escalation or violence, had sought to disperse them with fines and threats of possible arrest.

But with dozens of trucks still occupying the downtown, police on Thursday arrested two of the movement's leaders and charged them with mischief. By Friday, after a night of heavy snow, officers had set up 100 road blocks near the protest site to deny people access and starve it of new supplies, like food and fuel.

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