Judge denies bail for protester charged in southern Alberta border blockade

The last truck blocking the southbound lane moves off after a breakthrough to resolve the impasse at a protest blockade at the United States border in Coutts, Alta., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. Trucks and other vehicles have begun clearing two lanes -- one going north and one going south. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh The last truck blocking the southbound lane moves off after a breakthrough to resolve the impasse at a protest blockade at the United States border in Coutts, Alta., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. Trucks and other vehicles have begun clearing two lanes -- one going north and one going south. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

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