VIDEO: Highway 402 protesters leave

Protesters with flags cheered on the protesters as they left

The protesters on Highway 402 have left. The 16 vehicles parked on the highway since Wednesday were let go in groups starting after 3 pm.

About 25 vehicles, including tractors, pick ups and three large CAT trucks, parked on the 402 westbound near the Forest Road exit Wednesday. About 16 vehicles were still on the road this morning.

The group acted in support of protestors in downtown Ottawa organized by Canada Unity which wants to turf out the current government and form a coalition with the senate and the governor general.

The protestors in Ottawa and on the 402 want all COVID-19 measures ended.

Another protest which shut down Windsor’s Ambassador Bridge was ended by police late Sunday. Over the seven days protestors cut off access to the US, transports made their way through Lambton and to Port Huron, Michigan via the Bluewater Bridge.

Thousands of transports and personal vehicles are going off the highway at Nauvoo Road and returning to the 402 at Oil Heritage Road. This morning, trucks were lined up at the Nauvoo Road exit as far as the eye could see and traffic on London Line was causing 20 minute backups as transports waited for the lights at Reece’s Corners so they could get back on the highway.

The highway is not reopened yet. Road crews had to clear and salt the roads since it had snowed during six days the protesters had been on the highway. The road reopened around 7 pm.

It’s not clear if Lambton OPP laid charges against the protesters involved.

The last of the Highway 402 protesters leave the highway around 3:30 pm Monday.