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Police continue to break up Ottawa blockade as house resumes sitting


Bank & Wellington. City of Ottawa.

Ottawa Police issued another warning to the occupiers in Ottawa this morning. You must leave.


Police are warning people to cease further unlawful activity and immediately remove vehicles and/or property from all unlawful protest sites.


Anyone within the unlawful protest site may be arrested.


Police held the line overnight and are expected to advance once again this morning. The vast majority of people have left Ottawa.


Yesterday, the Ottawa Police Service arrested Patrick King. He was charged with Mischief, Counselling to Commit the Offence of Mischief, Counselling to Commit the Offence of Disobey Court Order, and Counselling to Commit the Offence of Obstruct Police. He is scheduled to appear in court today.


Tamara Lich was also arrested. She has been charged with Counselling to commit the offence of mischief. She is scheduled to appear in court today.


Christopher Barber was also arrested and charged with Counselling to commit the offence of mischief, Counselling to commit the offence of disobey court order, Counselling to commit the offence of obstruct police. He was released on conditions to leave Ottawa within 24 hours and to leave Ontario by Wednesday. He is also not allowed to help the convoy in any way except to provide money to get protesters to leave.

 

House sitting today

The House of Commons and Senate will sit today. From 7:00 am to midnight.


Following consultations with the Parliamentary Protective Service regarding the police operations in downtown Ottawa, and after discussions with all recognized parties, it was deemed safe to meet.


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