Ottawa Police stated that neither horse nor man were hurt by the Freedom Convoy officers who were charged with assaulting protesters.
Authorities responded to public outrage after mounted officers charged into the crowd of protesters in Ottawa on Friday, assuring Canadians that “no one has been seriously injured or passed away”During the incident.
After several viral videos showed mounted police seemingly trampling at least two people – including an elderly lady with a walker – as authorities tried to break up the Freedom Convoy demonstration, Ottawa Police released a statement claiming neither man nor horse were injured in the incident.
“We hear your concern for people on the ground after the horses dispersed a crowd. Anybody who fell climbed up and ran away. We’re unaware of any injuries,”According to police, the incident was reported on Twitter.
The authorities also claimed that “a bicycle was thrown at the horse further down the line and caused the horse to trip,”Addition “The horse was uninjured.”
Your concern about people who were left on the ground following the dispersal of a large crowd is shared by us. Everybody who fell did so and then walked off. There have not been any injuries. The horse was injured when a bicycle was hit further down the track. The horse did not sustain any injuries. pic.twitter.com/4AYiw1q3W0
— Ottawa Police (@OttawaPolice) February 19, 2022
Ottawa Police stated that protesters were not being trampled and claimed that they had fallen over.
Although we aren’t aware of any horses being used to trample protestors, one man did fall and then he walked off.
The police also denied rumors that one of those trampled protesters was dead, assuring that the public. “no one has been seriously injured or passed away in any of today’s police actions.”
Public condemnation of footage showing police brutality against protesters Friday has been poured in, from Canadian politicians who claimed they were “disturbed and saddened”The “authoritarian, military style measures”Used by the police to stop “peaceful protesters.”
I’m disturbed & saddened by what we are seeing today in Ottawa. This situation was created by the PM & his desire to divide Canadians. It’s time for MPs to return to the House tomorrow to stop the overreach by this government & restore unity, wholeness & hope back to our nation.
— Candice Bergen (@CandiceBergenMP) February 18, 2022
The Canadian government led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has accused protesters – who have been demonstrating against Covid-19 restrictions and mandates outside Parliament since late last month – of attempting to overthrow the government. Trudeau called for emergency measures this week to address the protesters.
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