Climate protesters arrested after blocking Ottawa traffic to call for national firefighting agency

By Ted Raymond, CTV News, August 21, 2023

A protest group calling on the government to combat climate change says three of its members were arrested Monday morning during a sit-in on the Plaza Bridge over the Rideau Canal in Ottawa.

Protesters with the group On2Ottawa were blocking morning traffic on Wellington Street, down the road from Parliament, to call on the federal government to develop a national firefighting agency to deal with wildfires.

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