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What Mahatma Gandhi can teach Canada about civil disobedience

Ottawa truck protests allow Indians a moment of schadenfreude

| North America
Drivers have parked their trucks blocking lanes of traffic to protest against COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Ottawa on Feb. 12: Justin Trudeau took the extraordinary step of invoking the Emergencies Act.   © AP

Rupa Subramanya is a researcher and commentator. She is a distinguished fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and the co-author of "Indianomix: Making Sense of Modern India."

For more than two weeks, Canada's capital, Ottawa, has seen one of the largest public protests and acts of civil disobedience in recent memory.

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