Crowds march in downtown Ottawa calling for freedom on Canada Day


Ottawa — A crowd of people protesting the federal COVID-19 vaccine obligation began marching downtown Ottawa in search of freedom while celebrating Canada Day.

As people marched along Wellington Street, they heard the cheers and chanting of “freedom.”

The day before, a large crowd gathered at the War Memorial, and military veteran James Top completed a four-month walk from downtown Vancouver, protesting his COVID-19 vaccine obligations and then heading to his final destination. I was greeted.

Police presence is growing as city and law enforcement agencies say they want to avoid a situation similar to what happened this winter when Freedom Convoy protesters camped in the parliamentary area for weeks. They were cleared in an escalated police operation after the federal government enacted an emergency law on February 14.

Police restricted access to the downtown area before July 1, and the city fined $ 1,000 for crimes such as “abnormal noise” and “screaming.”

Police arrested four people after confronting protesters on June 30.

The Ottawa Ordinance and Regulatory Services will be available on the morning of July 1st, after June 29th, in an area designated as the “Vehicle Control Zone” for the Canada Day event, with officers issuing 275 parking tickets for 72 cars. Said towed the vehicle.

This article will be updated all day.

Limin Zhou


Limin Zhou is an Ottawa-based reporter.

Andrew Chen


Andrew Chen is a Toronto-based Epoch Times reporter.