Organizers say ‘Rolling Thunder’ protest ending in Ottawa

Organizers say ‘Rolling Thunder’ protest ending in Ottawa

The “Rolling Thunder” rally is set to wind down today after arriving in Ottawa Friday afternoon, bringing large crowds to a downtown core where residents are still tense after the three-week-long occupation in February. A spokeswoman for Freedom Fighters Canada, one of the groups organizing the weekend-long demonstration, says a church service scheduled for 10:30 … Read more

Over 800 RCMP officers approved to aid Ottawa police ahead of motorcycle convoy

Over 800 RCMP officers approved to aid Ottawa police ahead of motorcycle convoy

The Ottawa Police Service is preparing for a convoy demonstration in the city’s downtown this weekend by readying 831 Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers to support local efforts. At a special meeting of the Ottawa Police Services Board a request to appoint 200 RCMP officers and re-appoint a further 631 was approved. The re-appointed … Read more

Ottawa police brace for new convoy protest, ban vehicles from downtown

Ottawa police brace for new convoy protest, ban vehicles from downtown

Ottawa police are bracing for another protest that is set to descend on the city’s downtown this weekend. The force is preparing for the event, called Rolling Thunder, which could see protestors flood into Ottawa’s downtown core between April 29 and 30. Ottawa police said protesters would arrive between Friday and Saturday. The chair of … Read more

Convoy organizer warns of ‘free for all’ if police ban protest from downtown Ottawa

Convoy organizer warns of ‘free for all’ if police ban protest from downtown Ottawa

One of the organizers of a planned motorcycle convoy is warning of a “free-for-all” on Friday if Ottawa police don’t allow hundreds of protesters to bring their bikes onto the streets around Parliament Hill. The “Rolling Thunder Ottawa” convoy plans to do a loop through downtown next weekend, with a stop planned at the National … Read more