[OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] Adopt-A-Trucker volunteer, Daniel Bulford, ex-RCMP, reads an official press release regarding counter-protesters who may try and disrupt the #freedomconvoy2022 movement.
adopt-a-trucker.ca is an apolitical volunteer organization that provides support to the Freedom Convoy with donations going towards housing, water, food, accommodations and shuttle services for truckers now stationed in Ottawa.
Today, February 2nd the Adopt-a-Trucker Volunteer Coordination Centre received reliable information that a group of counter protesters are in the Ottawa area with the potential to deliberately create conflict with the Freedom Convoy movement.
Furthermore, we received additional information related to the People of Colour support for Freedom Convoy Instagram page. The caller reported a Reddit thread detailing a counter protest at 12:00 tomorrow at the Police HQ on Elgin street followed by Ottawa City hall. The caller advised that the People of Colour Freedom Convoy group intends to protect the Ottawa Police HQ by forming a peaceful human chain with linked arms. Further investigation of the Reddit thread showed a conflicting date of February 5th. Although dates for this protest are not entirely clear, it is possible a false date could be utilized as a deception tactic by a hostile group with the intent to maintain the element of surprise.
Adopt-a-Trucker is an apolitical volunteer organization thats sole purpose is to provide support to the Freedom Convoy. All information regarding safety and security issues have been shared with the Ottawa Police Service.
We ask all supporters of the Freedom Convoy to remain vigilant. If you find yourself in a vulnerable position confronted by a violent group, move away from the danger and call the Police. Shelter in a secure place, and if possible capture criminal behaviour on video.
Thank-you, Good night.