Apr 30, 2022

By Jeremy Logan

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Police arrested seven “Rolling Thunder” protestors in Ottawa after a small convoy of big-rigs, campers and other trucks tried to make their way toward Parliament Hill.

Ottawa Police reported 24 vehicles had been towed as of Friday night.

And as of Saturday  morning, by-law officers had issued 417 tickets and towed 30 vehicles.

Protesters arrived in the city Friday afternoon as part of the “Rolling Thunder” rally, organized by Freedom Fighters Canada, a group dedicated to speaking out against COVID-19 mandates.

Protesters want to ride their motorcycles through downtown Ottawa Saturday to the National War Memorial, but police are blocking off streets leading into the downtown core.

OC Transpo, the city’s public transit agency, plans to increase staff to support customers and ensure the safety of its own employees.

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