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Freedom Convoy 2.0 in Ottawa being planned for February 2023


An organizer of the ‘Freedom Convoy’ says he is planning a reunion in Ottawa in February.


James Bauder, the founding father of Canada Unity, a gaggle that referred to as for an finish to all vaccine mandates, posted on Facebook calling for a ‘Freedom Convoy 2.0’ Feb. 17 to 21 in Ottawa.


“Bookmark these dates,” Bauder stated in the submit. “Freedom Convoy Reunion theme would be the ‘Olive Branch Edition.'”


Bauder was arrested on Feb. 20 in Ottawa as police cleared the occupation, which gridlocked the town’s downtown for three weeks. He is going through prices of mischief to impede property, disobeying a lawful courtroom order and obstructing a peace officer.


He was launched below a situation to not return to downtown Ottawa.


Bauder’s Facebook submit concerning the Freedom Convoy 2.0 plans calls for a two-week “Canada Unity-Fest” in February 2023.


“The easy reality is we won’t have Unity with out Reconciliation which has to come back from “We The People ” and never from our Gov.,” he wrote. “Let’s be grown-ups and begin addressing the foundation of division, discrimination, and segregation in Canada by altering our focus away from division to that of 1 phrase ‘UNITY.'”


An Ottawa police spokesperson stated the service is conscious of Bauder’s Facebook submit.


“The Ottawa Police Service is conscious of knowledge posted to social media channels,” the spokesperson stated in an electronic mail. “The Ottawa Police frequently screens for upcoming occasions, protests, and demonstrations that will influence the City.  Once recognized we plan accordingly in a collaborative method with our City companions and different companies.”


Bauder was among the many convoy organizers who testified earlier this month on the fee investigating the federal government’s choice to invoke the Emergencies Act in response to the Ottawa occupation and blockades on the U.S. border.


In October 2021, earlier than the convoy protests took over downtown Ottawa, he staged a a lot smaller protest referred to as the ‘Convoy for Freedom.’


The fewer than 100 protesters flouted public well being guidelines in shops and eating places and planned to blockade streets in entrance of the prime minister and governor common’s residences.


Bauder informed the fee that he delivered a “memorandum of understanding” to the Senate and the Governor General on that journey.


His hope was that they’d conform to work along with his group to overthrow COVID-19 measures and ask the prime minister to step down for “committing treason and crimes towards humanity.” He later withdrew the memorandum on Feb. 8, he testified.


Bauder informed an Ottawa courtroom final month he planned to use to alter the venue for his felony trial. A one-day listening to to listen to that utility was scheduled for Feb. 3, 2023.


With recordsdata from The Canadian Press

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