People block highway 75 with heavy trucks and farm equipment and access to the Canada/US border crossing at Emerson, Man., Feb. 10, 2022. (John Woods/The Canadian Press)

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Trucks are parked on Metcalfe Street as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, Ottawa, Jan. 30, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

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Vehicles with Canadian flags, part of the “Freedom” convoy, line up before the departure from Kingston to Ottawa, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. (Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press)

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