Ottawa Mayor Vows to Sell Freedom Convoy Trucks Confiscated from Protesters
'We actually have the ability to confiscate those vehicles'
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has proposed selling off trucks and other vehicles which were seized from the Freedom Convoy.
Watson stated that it was the Canadian capital’s legal right because Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invocated the Emergencies Act.
According to the Canadian public broadcaster CBC, Watson said:
“We actually have the ability to confiscate those vehicles and sell them.”
“And I want to see them sold. I don’t want the return to these people who’ve been causing such frustration and angst in our community.”
One hundred ninety-one individuals were arrested in Ottawa during its violent crackdown on the city’s peaceful Freedom Convoy protest.
Three hundred ninety-one charges were issued, including mischief and obstructing police.
Deputy commissioner with the Ontario Provincial Police, Chris Harkins, confirmed police seized 76 vehicles.
As Neon Nettle previously reported:
Canadian police took control of some trucks and advanced toward Parliament on Saturday following the arrest of over 100 people in Canada’s besieged capital.
Trucks left under pressure as authorities pushed for an end of the three-week protest against the country’s COVID-19 restrictions.
Armed police in tactical gear began to gain ground amid one of Canada’s biggest police enforcement actions in history.
Authorities towed trucks from areas where they had taken control in Ottawa’s downtown core.
Meanwhile, the premier of Alberta announced a lawsuit against Trudeau over allegations the liberal leader abused his authorities to stop peaceful protests.
As Neon Nettle reported:
Premier Jason Kenney announced he is filing a lawsuit against the federal government of Canada and PM Trudeau for their use of the Emergencies Act.
Kenney slammed the move in a statement, calling it “unjustified in the circumstances.”
During an interview with Alberta-based Edmonton Sun, Kenney said he was filing a legal challenge in Canadian federal court in order to suspend Trudeau and the liberal government’s implementation of the act.
Kenney made clear that he still wanted law and order restored, and did not want to be misconstrued.
“The situation in Ottawa is serious,” said Kenney.
“Law and order have to be restored.”
The Canadian government has already begun cracking down on the finances of Freedom Convoy supporters.
A number of bank accounts connected to the protests have been frozen by their financial institutions after referrals from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as previously reported by Neon Nettle.