The court is expected to attend several lengthy press conferences organized by the “Freedom Convoy” as the criminal trial of two of the protest organizers enters its seventh day.
Chris Barber and Tamara Lich were two people who initially organized a convoy of large trucks to come to Ottawa in the winter of 2022 to protest COVID-19 public health measures and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
They both face mischief and several counseling charges, including mischief, intimidation and obstructing police, due to their roles in organizing the protest that blocked city streets for three weeks.
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The court has already watched hours of video posted to Barber’s TikTok account and the “Freedom Convoy 2022” Facebook page.
The defense is arguing for the admissibility of the Facebook posts, which have not yet been entered into evidence during the trial before the judge alone.
In some of the videos viewed so far, Lich and Baber appear to have encouraged their supporters to come to Ottawa and stay there, even as police ordered protesters to leave.
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