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Ottawa Police step up enforcement as occupation drags on

On Sunday the Ottawa Police Service made multiple arrests related to the ongoing occupation in Ottawa.

Police arrested seven people for mischief and one person was charged for driving while prohibited.

One person was arrested after damaging a business in downtown Ottawa as the occupation drags on.

Yesterday officers seized fuel and several vehicles after officers warned the public not to bring fuel to the demonstration. Effective immediately trucks located in the red zone could be subject to arrest and charges.

Police issued over 100 tickets including excessive honking, driving the wrong way, defective muffler, no seat belt, alcohol readily available and having the improper class of driving licence.

Officers have been flooded with over 60 criminal investigations so far related to the demonstration. Investigations range from mischief to thefts and hate crimes to property damage.

On Sunday Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson declared a state of emergency citing a 'serious danger' from protesters.

The province has dispatched 100 Ontario Provincial Police officers to assist.


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