Less Crime in Affected Ottawa District Since Blockade Began

Last Update: February 7, 2022 at 4:01 pm

Date: Feb 6/22

Source: Toronto Sun


Less Crime in Affected Ottawa District Since Blockade Began


Despite reports to the contrary, preliminary police data shows street crime has actually fallen since the Freedom Convoy blockade began at Parliament in Ottawa, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.

The truckers’ blockade covers 10 square blocks in the Centretown district and finished its sixth day on Thursday.

There were only three reports of street crime in that district since the protest began: For mischief, robbery and auto theft.

In the week before the protest, the same district saw 31 police calls for robbery, assault, drug trafficking, public drunkenness, stolen vehicles, store break-ins and other crimes.

“There have been no riots, injuries or deaths,” Police Chief Peter Sloly said Wednesday at the municipal Police Services Board.

“We are arresting, charging and investigating bad actors.”

So far, the charges against truckers are routine traffic violations or breaches of a local noise bylaw for horn honking.

Blockade organizer Tamara Lich of Calgary said anti-vaccine mandate protesters were “average, peace-loving and law-abiding citizens from all walks of life.”


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