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Canada Day: Family picnic at Strascona Park canceled after being arrested at the War Memorial

Canadian Forces veteran James Topp arrived at the National War Memorial early Thursday evening, completing a cross-country march to protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Canadian Army veteran James Topp Arrived at the National War Memorial on Thursday evening and completed a cross-country march to protest the COVID-19 vaccine obligations. Photo courtesy of ERROL MCGIHON /ERROL MCGIHON

Security guards scheduled for Friday at Strascona Park Canceled, according to the Family Day picnic organizer.

Police officers suffocated at the National War Memorial on Thursday night, and four people were arrested.

"Unfortunately, there was a violent incident at the War Memorial tonight after James Top and his crew left," he tweeted. "We cannot put our children at potential risk, so we are not careful."

Police on Guard, consisting of active and retired police officers. for Thee opposes many of the COVID-19 related missions.

The Thursday evening incident was after arriving at the top monument to a Canadian soldier who marched from Vancouver to Ottawa to Ottawa.

Opponents of vaccination mandates and other COVID-19 measures were guilty of two acts from the military in February against order and disciplinary prejudice against uniformed comments. Was charged with.

At the Memorial Ceremony on Thursday, military reserves addressed about 1,200 people. "

" I met thousands of people on my trip from Vancouver to Ottawa, "he said. "And many of them have lost hope. They are lost. They are angry. They have lost confidence in the system. We have already started something."

"Watch out for the phone," he added. "Assemble. Organize yourself. Plan. What is the answer? Nonviolence. Peace."

Earlier in the day, Pierre Poirievre, who expects conservative leadership, goes to freedom. He joined the top on the last trip in March.

Ottawa police called for RCMP backups to avoid repeating the "Freedom Convoy" that overtook most of downtown Ottawa last January and February, but the city There is a "Vehicle Exclusion Zone". Around the Parliament building. Mayor Jim Watson headed downtown to celebrate Canada Day directly and urged people not to be threatened or bullied by those trying to interfere with the party.

Most of Friday's official ceremonies take place at Lebreton Flats in front of the Canadian War Museum.

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