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Ottawa — Ottawa police investigate vandalism in a church attending church worship on Sunday morning with Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Convoy participants on the final day of a protest in the capital on May 1. I am.
“Police are investigating a mischievous case motivated by hatred at a religious facility on 100 blocks of Carillon Street, reported shortly before 7 am this morning,” Ottawa police said. In a Twitter postRefers to the Capital City Bikers Church in Banier, a few kilometers east of downtown Ottawa.
The phrase “there is no heaven for fascism” Painted On the outer wall of the church.
Live From the Shed, a Twitter account promoting rolling thunder events I shared a photo Another vulgar message spray-painted on another exterior wall of the church building.
“Last night, the Biker Church was a victim of hate crimes. Our love and support is directed at them. May our government confront all kinds of hatred and discrimination, and all people first. “, Said the Twitter post.
Service at Capital City Bikers Church began at 10:30 am
The on-site bar sells soft drinks, snacks and coffee, and a nearby booth sells church-branded T-shirts and jackets. Live bands, including guitarists, drummers, and a few singers, are playing for the crowd, some of whom are gently waving in the air.
Participants in the motorcycle convoy began arriving in Ottawa on April 29 as part of a broader movement for freedom.
On April 30, just before noon, a fleet of about 350 motorcycles followed a city-designated route near the National War Memorial in downtown, killing Canadians for their freedom. I paid tribute to the veterans.
The War Memorial attracted more than 1,000 people for a service that began around 10 am, hosted by Veterans and Veterans (V4F), members of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve (CAF).
Later that day, a large crowd gathered in the Capitol and the surrounding area, waving flags and chanting “freedom.”
I could see the heavy police presence spreading throughout the peaceful crowd.
After 7:00 am on Friday, April 29, police We have issued more than 761 tickets in connection with the protest, most of which are parking tickets, with some tickets for noise, smoking and highway obstruction. Subsequent city ordinance actions include the arrest of several people and the towing of dozens of vehicles.
The police said in the evening April 30th news release A woman was arrested for “assaulting police on Elgin Street at noon,” a man was arrested earlier that year for “violation conditions” related to a truck convoy protest, and a male driver “hurried.” [Ontario Provincial Police] Motorcycle at checkpoint. “
The Rolling Thunder event follows a week-long truck convoy protest in February calling for the removal of COVID-19 obligations and restrictions.
Annie Wu, Isaac Teo, Noé Charter, and Canadian Press contributed to this report.