DERBY LINE, Vt. (AP) — Seven folks apprehended after getting into Vermont illegally from Quebec by driving throughout the garden of a library in-built each the US and Canada have been instantly returned to Canada, the U.S. Border Patrol stated Thursday.
Surveillance movies launched by the Border Patrol reveals the automobile drive by the Haskell Free Library and Opera Home on July 4, practically hitting a automobile because it turns onto a avenue within the Vermont group.
Brokers apprehended the car a short while later because it headed south on Interstate 91. The occupants have been from Canada, France and Romania.
They have been returned to Canada below particular public well being guidelines supposed to attenuate the unfold of the virus that causes COVID-19.
The Haskell Free Library was intentionally constructed straddling the border within the early twentieth century so folks from each nations can use it. The doorway is in Vermont and earlier than the library was briefly closed by the pandemic, Canadians have been allowed to enter the US to go to the library with out having to go to a customs submit.
Because the border between the 2 nations was closed by the pandemic to routine border crossers, the realm in entrance of the library has been utilized by folks from each nations who’ve met buddies and households there, speaking throughout the border.
Within the Border Patrol video there seems to be a gaggle holding a type of reunions on the opposite facet of the library from the place the unlawful crossing passed off.
The video was recorded by cameras situated on utility poles close to the library.
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