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Freedom Convoy protesters return to Ottawa for Canada Day

 
sgtdjones 2022-07-01 15:24:52 

Freedom Convoy protesters return to Ottawa for Canada Day

'We are not coming to occupy your city,' says one organizer.Many protesters involved in the Freedom Convoy and Rolling Thunder protests in Ottawa earlier this year are back in the city, co-ordinating events on Canada Day.

James Topp, a veteran marching across Canada to protest remaining COVID-19 vaccine mandates, ended his journey with his supporters Thursday at the National War Memorial.

He was joined for a portion of his final leg by Conservative Party of Canada leadership hopeful Pierre Poilievre.

After Thursday evening's speeches at the war memorial, Ottawa police said they made four arrests, including for assaulting police officers, and are continuing to investigate.


CBC News

 
sgtdjones 2022-07-01 15:29:42 

Ottawa police say they're ready to shut down Canada Day occupation attempts

Ottawa city officials say they are prepared for a "unique" Canada Day, with plans to keep anti-government protests from turning into another occupation.

The traditional nationally broadcast shows are returning for the first time since 2019, this time from the plaza in front of the Canadian War Museum because of ongoing construction on Parliament Hill.Ottawa police say they expect more protests and larger crowds than usual during Canada Day celebrations as groups related to the Freedom Convoy continue to plan demonstrations. Some in those groups have indicated they'd like to protest through July and August.
"This is expected to be a unique Canada Day, with larger crowds and a larger event footprint," interim Ottawa police Chief Steve Bell said during a Monday news conference

Ottawa city officials say they are prepared for a "unique" Canada Day, with plans to keep anti-government protests from turning into another occupation.
The traditional nationally broadcast shows are returning for the first time since 2019, this time from the plaza in front of the Canadian War Museum because of ongoing construction on Parliament Hill.
Ottawa police say they expect more protests and larger crowds than usual during Canada Day celebrations as groups related to the Freedom Convoy continue to plan demonstrations. Some in those groups have indicated they'd like to protest through July and August.

"This is expected to be a unique Canada Day, with larger crowds and a larger event footprint," interim Ottawa police Chief Steve Bell said during a Monday news conference


CBC News