Freedom Convoy organizers arrested — Analysis

Ottawa has detained two key participants in anti-Covid mandate demonstrations.

Ottawa Police arrested at least two top organizers behind the ‘Freedom Convoy’ protests against Covid-19 restrictions on Thursday as the Canadian government continues its attempts to shut down the demonstration.

Organizers Tamara Lich and Chris Barber were arrested after Ottawa Police received emergency powers and worked to shut the protests in Canada’s capital down.

Video footage showed Chris Barber, organizer of the event being taken into police custody as he strolled down the street. He was then placed in a vehicle by officers and drove away. Tamara Lich also was arrested that day. The names of the organizers remain unidentified.

Steve Bell, interim Ottawa Police chief, had warned Thursday against a crackdown by protesters “imminent.”

“To those in the protest, if you want to leave under your own terms now is the time to do it,”Bell threatened to kill Bell, Bell stated. “employ lawful techniques to remove the unlawful protesters.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for emergency powers to put an end to the protests. Bank accounts were frozen and pets threatened with being taken away by the government.

We will not tolerate illegal or dangerous activity.

The Canadian government has accused the protesters of trying to overthrow the government and has sought to brand the truckers – who started protesting in Ottawa last month over Covid-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates – as far-right extremists.

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