Downplaying risks from Ottawa trucker convoy after the fact is ‘revisionist’: minister – National

Downplaying risks from Ottawa trucker convoy after the fact is ‘revisionist’: minister – National

Political rhetoric downplaying the serious impacts of the so-called “Freedom Convoy” on Canada’s capital and the country’s security is both “reckless” and “revisionist,” says the public safety minister. In an interview with The West Block guest host David Akin, Marco Mendicino said the public inquiry being launched into why the government invoked the Emergencies Act … Read more

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

7 arrests made after 1st night of ‘Rolling Thunder’ biker convoy in downtown Ottawa

7 arrests made after 1st night of ‘Rolling Thunder’ biker convoy in downtown Ottawa

Ottawa police made several arrests Friday night as the city braces for Saturday’s “Rolling Thunder” demonstration. The arrests took place after a small convoy attempted to make its way to Parliament Hill, police said. In a press release late Friday night, Ottawa police confirmed seven people were arrested during protests in the downtown core. Police … Read more

‘Rolling Thunder’ convoy expected to continue protest in Ottawa after arrests

7 arrests made after 1st night of ‘Rolling Thunder’ biker convoy in downtown Ottawa

By Laura Osman The Canadian Press Posted April 30, 2022 7:33 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –HAS Larger font Increase article font size HAS+ The “Rolling Thunder” protest in Ottawa clashed with police leading to several arrests Friday after a small convoy of vehicles attempted to make their way toward Parliament Hill. Many … Read more

‘Rolling Thunder’ event to bring hundreds of motorcycles to downtown Ottawa

‘Rolling Thunder’ event to bring hundreds of motorcycles to downtown Ottawa

There’s fencing on Parliament Hill, an exclusion zone around several blocks downtown and hundreds of extra police officers on call as Ottawa braces for the arrival of “Rolling Thunder” motorcyclists Friday afternoon. The group has not been clear about the cause they’re rallying for, except to say that they will be in Ottawa to “peacefully … Read more

‘Rolling Thunder’ biker convoy to descend on Ottawa. Here’s what you need to know

‘Rolling Thunder’ biker convoy to descend on Ottawa.  Here’s what you need to know

Ottawa is bracing for the arrival of another convoy of protesters this weekend, just four months after the so-called “Freedom Convoy” began a weeks-long blockade of the capital’s downtown core. The “Rolling Thunder Ottawa” event will see hundreds of bikers and other demonstrators march through downtown streets and stage several rallies on Parliament Hill starting … 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