Hundreds of officers moved into the downtown core area and streets outside parliament to disperse the crowd, using pepper spray and mounted police.
Small businesses in Ottawa will be able to apply for up to $10,000 in funds, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario said.
A major operation to clear out the remaining protesters was launched on Friday, leading to violent clashes and assaults on officers, police said.
The richest man in the world has previously mocked people who invoke Hitler's name in political discussions.
The MyPillow CEO said he was sending 12,000 pillows to the anti-vax mandate truckers, but later said Canadian customs hadn't approved the delivery.
More than 5,000 people have pledged about 21 bitcoin in satoshis to the HonkHonkHodl campaign via crypto crowdfunding site Tallycoin.
Sources told local news that the police chief has been accused of behavior that hurt the force's ability to address the protests.
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said the truckers may have their vehicle insurance suspended and urged them to take their vehicles home.
Authorities made 11 arrests at the border protest in Alberta, saying they also seized rifles, ammunition, and body armor.
After 18 days, Canada's "Freedom Convoy" shows no signs of slowing down. Similar protests are also gathering steam in Europe.
Canadian police arrested dozens of protesters and towed vehicles that were blocking the Ambassador Bridge, which connects Canada and the US.
Two members of the Canadian military's elite Joint Task Force 2 unit are under investigation for taking part in the Ottawa protests, reports said.
The truckers have so far been protesting for two weeks, and they say they won't stop until all vaccine mandates are lifted.
The bank applied to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to take the funds, with the intention of returning them to the donors, Reuters reported.
Freedom Convoy demonstrators have been blocking the Ambassador Bridge, crucial to US-Canada trade, since Monday in protest of vaccine mandates.
People in remote areas of Canada are the most affected by the limited availability of items at some independent retailers.
Business groups want the Canadian government to 'act swiftly' to address COVID restriction protests blocking border, citing supply chain concerns
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