The protest action initiated by Canadian truckers began in Ottawa on January 29.

Protesters against coronavirus restrictions blocked the road across the state border between the Canadian province of Manitoba and the U.S. state of North Dakota.

“A demonstration involving a large number of vehicles and agricultural machinery blocks the state border in the area of the settlement of Emerson. There is no movement in either the north or south direction. The checkpoint is closed,” the Manitoba Police said on Twitter on Thursday.

A protest action initiated by Canadian truckers began in Ottawa in front of the country’s parliament building on January 29. The demonstrators demand that federal and regional authorities lift all restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. Similar actions took place over the weekend in Toronto, Quebec City, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver.

In addition, since the end of January, the Canadian-American border has been blocked at one of the checkpoints between the province of Alberta and the state of Montana. On Monday, trucks blocked traffic on the Ambassador Bridge connecting the Canadian Windsor (Ontario) and the American Detroit (Michigan). The Windsor authorities have already requested additional law enforcement forces from the federal authorities. Up to 25% of all cargo from the USA to Canada passes through this bridge.