Intel reports tell us police are allowing pedestrians into downtown Ottawa’s secured area and allowing vehicles for those who live (inc. hotel), work or are moving through the area for reasons other than to participate in the protest. Police presence increasing, as 50+ police transports, SUVs, command trucks, unmarked vehicles, etc. have been dispatched. Some arrests have been made (details unknown).
The Hon. Brian Peckford, Charter of Rights co-author, says denied people should say, “You’re violating my Charter Rights of freedom of assembly…of association. And you haven’t proven to me it’s necessary to stop me from going in here.” He adds, “You have to prove that to me in a court of law.”
People are still encouraged to come and bring a bouncy castle.