CTV News reports:
Ottawa police chief Peter Sloly has resigned, sources confirmed to CTV News Ottawa. Sloly’s resignation comes amid criticism of his handling of the ongoing trucker protests in downtown Ottawa.
The protests have reached day 19, with demonstrators encamped on Wellington Street and the surrounding area and showing no signs of leaving.
In the midst of the crisis as the trucker convoy was refusing to budge, Sloly told people around him that he was trying to avoid bloodshed like the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
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BREAKING: Ottawa’s police chief resigns amid protest chaos that has overwhelmed the city’s downtown core. https://t.co/HP0ADxcmsD
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