Judge Bans Honking in Downtown Ottawa for at Least the Next 10 Days
Ontario Superior Court Justice Hugh McLean on Monday (Feb. 7) granted a 10-day injunction that bans truckers parked in downtown Ottawa from honking their horns.
Judge McLean said the injunction is temporary because he needs to hear more evidence and “myriad of people” may still wish to come before the court to be heard.
However, McLean said he has already heard enough evidence to know the continual blaring of horns was having an effect on residents and that their right for “quiet, if we can use that term,” trumped the honking truckers’ right to protest.
The hearing adjourned and the court is slated to hear more evidence on how the injunction will be enforced.
Ottawa Targets Freedom Convoy Fuel Supply
Authorities in Canada have clamped down on the trucker protests by seizing fuel under the protection of snipers, and threatening to arrest anyone offering “material support” to the convoy.
Sunday’s declaration of a state of emergency has allowed Ottawa to cut through red tape, and facilitate supplies to law enforcement, according to Mayor Jim Watson. He added the crisis was “the most serious emergency our city has ever faced.”
Seven arrests have been made as of Sunday evening, with 60 criminal investigations launched for mischief, theft, hate crimes and property damage.
BREAKING: Dr. Paul Alexander, Other Doctors, and Canadian Truckers Hold Press Conference From Ottawa
Dr. Paul Alexander, Dr. Roger Hodkinson, other doctors, and several Canadian truckers just held an emergency press conference from Ottawa on COVID-19 vaccines, informed consent, the importance of the movement, the seizure of fuel by police, the demonization of peaceful protest, the politicization of science, and why the Freedom Convoy exists.
This is what the media will never show you.
Crowdfunding site GiveSendGo opened a campaign on Friday (Feb. 4) for the Canadian Truckers Freedom Convoy in Ottawa, raising over $2 million by Saturday (Feb. 5) night and $3.7 million by 9pm EST on Sunday (Feb. 6).
“We’ve decided to team up with an organization called GiveSendGo, which is going to enable us to get donations into the hands of truckers much much quicker,” said Tamara Lich, an organizer with Freedom Convoy 2022.
The new campaign started after GoFundMe canceled the truckers’ first fundraiser, which had raised $10 million.
Police Arrest Several People for Bringing Gas to Truckers Freedom Convoy in Ottawa
Ottawa police arrested “several people” on mischief charges Sunday night (Feb. 6) for bringing material goods like gas to the Canadian Truckers Freedom Convoy, as police begin to crack down on protesters hours after a state of emergency was declared.
Hours earlier police announced that, “Anyone attempting to bring material supports to the demonstrators could be subject to arrest. Enforcement is underway.”
The mischief charge is known as “Aiding and Abetting of Mischief” per the Criminal Code of Canada.
Police also said over 450 tickets had been issued in the protest zone around Parliament Hill following a “disruptive” weekend.
Tickets were issued for the following infractions:
● Excessive noise
● Use of Fireworks
● Failure to drive in marked lane
● Red light violations
● Driving through a No Truck Route
● Seatbelt violation
● Driving a motor vehicle on a sidewalk
● Disobey sign
● Improper muffler
● Tint (too dark)
● Obstructed license plate
● Failure to produce documents
● Stunt Driving (vehicle seized)
● Suspended license
● No Insurance
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Ottawa Declares State of Emergency to Give City “Greater Flexibility” to End Trucker Freedom Convoy Protest
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson is declaring a state of emergency to give the city “greater flexibility” to deal with ongoing protests that have overwhelmed local resources.
“Declaring a state of emergency reflects the serious danger and threat to the safety and security of residents posed by the ongoing demonstrations and highlights the need for support from other jurisdictions and levels of government,” said a statement from the city on Sunday (Feb. 6).
“It also provides greater flexibility within the municipal administration to enable the City of Ottawa to manage business continuity for essential services for its residents and enables a more flexible procurement process, which could help purchase equipment required by frontline workers and first responders.”
Earlier, Ottawa Ottawa Councillor Diane Deans called the trucker protest a “nationwide insurrection.”
Ottawa Police Announce Digital Surveillance of Freedom Convoy Protesters, Supporters, Donors
Ottawa Police announced they will be partnering with federal intelligence agencies to create “enhanced intelligence operations and investigations” that target individuals who are taking part in and supporting the Canadian Truckers Freedom Convoy.
The Ottawa police said that it’s working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI to investigate “online threats.”
The “enhanced investigation” will start by focusing on those who were involved in organizing the trucker protest using surveillance to “identify and target protesters who are funding/supporting/enabling unlawful and harmful activity by protesters.”
The police also said they are focusing on gathering “financial, digital, vehicle registration, driver identification, insurance status, and other