Freedom Convoy organizers say they notified police after being told plans that “malicious elements” would undermine the credibility of the protest.


Organizers of Freedom Convoy, the capital of Canada, are planning to plant weapons at Ottawa COVID-19, which mandates demonstrations as “malicious elements” as “excuse to forcibly eliminate peaceful protesters.” After being told, he said he notified the police.

and video The organizers posted on Facebook late February 14, stating that they received information from sources they believed were “trustworthy” that weapons could be planted.

They said the information correlates with more than 2,000 firearms stolen in the city of Peterborough on the morning of February 13.

Police officer Peter Barra said he was investigating an incident involving the theft of a firearm taken from a truck yard in the city early in the morning.

Trucks and trailers carried more than 2,000 firearms with magazines, but no ammunition was taken, officials said.

“Today, February 14, we may plant firearms in Ottawa, especially around Freedom Convoy, to use as an excuse to discredit protests and forcibly eliminate peaceful protesters. I received information from multiple trusted sources that there is, “said the Freedom Convoy organizer Facebook video.

“I felt it was wise to notify the public for security due to the nature of this information. This private intelligence was stolen in Peterborough, Ontario on Sunday morning, February 13, about 2,000. Correlates with the firearms of the fire.

“Our sources have informed us that these weapons may have been planted by malicious elements. At this time, knowledge of who is behind this sabotage. There is no such thing, “continued the organizer.

“As soon as we received this information, we notified the appropriate cooperating authorities, including Ottawa Police, Ontario Police, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Parliamentary Protection Services.”

The Epoch Times contacted law enforcement agencies for comment.

The organizers then urged demonstrators to immediately report any suspicious activity to the police.

They also urged police not to “act discriminatory” against the demonstrators.

“We underscore the principle that change can only occur within a democratic process. We are not and will continue to be outside this democratic process. No. Public and police security is still our number one concern, “they added.

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Police are surrounding a pickup truck on February 13, 2022, at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ontario, to drive out protesters. (Jeff Kowalski via Getty Images / AFP)
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks about ongoing protests in Ottawa and blockages at various borders between Canada and the United States in media availability on February 11, 2022, in the west block of Parliamentary Hill in Ottawa. increase. (Justin Tan / Canadian Press)

and Media release On February 14, Peterbara police announced that a truck with more than 2,000 firearms had been stolen from the Peterbara truck yard. The firearm was a small caliber with a clip attached.

Officials said they believed it was an isolated crime of opportunity, not a targeted case.

“It is believed that the suspects entered several other commercial yards in the city prior to this incident, and they had another truck and trailer before leaving with the trailer sought after in this incident. I tried to capture it, “said officials.

The truck is a white 2019 Freightliner New Cascadia 126 with a red company name on the door and a red # 97 on the side of the hood.

The trailer was a white 2014 modern 53-foot dryfreight van trailer with silver metal wires running horizontally across the entire length of the trailer, police said.

Officers are currently working to find the trailer and its contents and upload the stolen firearms to a national database.

Public security announcements from Freedom Convoy organizers announced that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police had arrested 11 people in protests across the Katz border in southern Alberta and seized 13 long guns, pistols and large amounts of ammunition. It is.

and news release On February 14, Mountains said early in the morning that it had received information that a “small organized group” within a larger Coutts protest had access to a cache of firearms and ammunition.

“The group was said to be willing to use force against police if attempts were made to thwart the blockade,” officials said.

Officers searched for three trailers believed to be related to the small group and detained 11 people. They also confiscated 13 long guns, pistols, multiple bulletproof vests, machetes, large amounts of ammunition, and large magazines.

The protest at the Katz border crossing began on January 29th. This is one of several demonstrations that have begun since the Freedom Convoy camp in Ottawa to oppose the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine obligations to cross-border truck drivers.

On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters that the government was invoking an emergency law for the first time to address the impact of ongoing protests against COVID-19 obligations and restrictions by truck drivers and their supporters. rice field.

Catabella Roberts

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Katabella Roberts is a reporter currently based in Turkey. She focuses primarily on the United States and covers the news and business of The Epoch Times.

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