Police filter out tent protest at Confederation Sq. early Saturday


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OTTAWA -- October 17, 2020 --Ottawa police removed the encampment of the Canadian Revolution group that had set up camp since July beside the National War Memorial, Saturday October 17, 2020. Fences have been put up and city crews are working to remove the items left behind and clean up the space. ASHLEY FRASER, POSTMEDIA
Ottawa police eliminated the encampment of the Canadian Revolution group that had arrange camp since July beside the Nationwide Struggle Memorial, Saturday October 17, 2020. Fences have been put up and metropolis crews are working to take away the gadgets left behind and clear up the area Photograph by Ashley Fraser /Postmedia

The nuisance laws forbid folks from dwelling, sleeping or erecting a construction at a public area with out permission.

Officers need to begin getting the memorial prepared for Remembrance Day ceremonies, stated an announcement from Public Companies and Procurement Canada, which manages the location.

Police moved in round 6 a.m., stated Dompierre.

“Our first position within the intervention was to maintain the peace. After we acquired there there have been three occupants within the encampment.”

“No tenting” indicators had been put up on the web site on Thursday. Protesters have been warned in writing that day that they needed to depart, in keeping with an announcement from Public Companies and Procurement Canada.

The folks on the encampment espoused a variety of grievances, together with opposition to sporting a masks and the declare that the federal authorities intentionally allowed COVID-19 into the nation. They stated they belonged to a gaggle referred to as the Canadian Revolution and referred to as their encampment the “freedom siege.”

One member of the encampment has live-streamed video of himself accosting NDP chief Jagmeet Singh and a Radio Canada reporter he apparently mistook for a member of Parliament.

Public Companies and Procurement Canada Minister Anita Anand informed the Citizen final week that she helps the best to peaceable protest, however Canadians ought to have the ability to pay their respects at nationwide memorials with out being harassed.

OTTAWA -- October 17, 2020 --Ottawa police removed the encampment of the Canadian Revolution group that had set up camp since July beside the National War Memorial, Saturday October 17, 2020. Fences have been put up and city crews are working to remove the items left behind and clean up the space. ASHLEY FRASER, POSTMEDIA
Ottawa police eliminated the encampment of the Canadian Revolution group that had arrange camp since July beside the Nationwide Struggle Memorial, Saturday October 17, 2020. Photograph by Ashley Fraser /Postmedia

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