Ottawa’s chief of police suggested Wednesday that the Canadian Armed Forces might have to be called in to handle the lingering protesters in the Canadian capital.
“This is a national issue, not an Ottawa issue,” Ottawa police Chief Peter Sloly said in a briefing to city councilors. “I am increasingly concerned there is no policing solution to this.”
Sloly said that clearing protesters out of the city also comes with risks, that police aren’t capable of blocking access to the capital and that he would need a force of 50,000 officers to do so. He said that military aid remains a possibility.
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