May 18, 2022

The Queens County Citizen

Complete Canadian News World

In pictures | “Rolling Thunder”: Day 2 performance in Ottawa

In pictures |  "Rolling Thunder": Day 2 performance in Ottawa

The demonstration, organized by the “Rolling Thunder”, a convoy of motorcyclists to Ottawa, resumed on the streets of the federal capital on Saturday morning.

Also read: Rolling Thunder protest in Ottawa: 7 protesters arrested, 24 vehicles seized

Also read: Police encounter an aggressive mob in Ottawa

Also read: Motorcycle convoy in Ottawa: Downtown traders “everyone is disgusted”

At 9:00 a.m., hundreds of people gathered near Parliament displaying the Canadian flag and other banners.

Many streets in the city center were closed to traffic until Sunday evening to prevent vehicles from driving and parking.

The Ottawa Police Service also arrested seven protesters Friday and seized 24 vehicles.

On Friday evening, according to a press release from Ottawa police, police officers armed with helmets and batons intervened to “disperse the aggression and the fighting crowd.”

On his Twitter account on Saturday, Ottawa police said some protesters were wearing protective gear.

“We remind all attendees to abide by the law, to be respectful and to follow police orders,” the post read.

Veterans wearing military medals on jackets appeared among the protesters. Former Canadian police and military officials helped the truckers coordinate their action over the winter, which lasted more than three weeks and froze Ottawa before it could be broken down by law enforcement under emergency powers granted by the government Trudeau.

READ  2020 Northern Trust leaderboard: Live coverage, golf scores, FedEx Cup, Tiger Woods score today in Round 1

Earlier, investigators sought public help in another Twitter post to identify a woman “in connection with an incident with police on Rydo Street last night”.

As part of the rally, a counter-demonstration, especially organized by militant residents, took place at the same time.

At 11:50 a.m., the Ottawa Police Service announced on Twitter that the rally was over.