Day 3 of the “Freedom Convoy” trial to deepen social media evidence

OTTAWA — The criminal trial of “Freedom Convoy” organizers Tamara Lich and Chris Barber is set to resume today with an in-depth a**lysis of a mountain of social media evidence gathered by police during the protest.

Lich and Barber face charges related to their role in organizing the protest against COVID-19 health restrictions last year, which blocked city streets for weeks with large trucks and vehicles. encampments.

The crown should call the sergeant from the Ottawa police. Joanne Pillotte, who collected social media videos throughout the weeks of protest from organizers, protesters and local residents.

The court also expects to hear more testimony from Const. Isabelle Syr, who acted as a liaison between the police and the demonstrators during the Freedom Convoy.

She told the court on Wednesday that she was overwhelmed by the volume of information coming into their office about the convoy before it arrived, but that they were still surprised at the number of protesters who had arrived and how long they had been there.

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The trial is expected to continue for another two weeks.

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