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Canadian Government Lawyers Try to Claim Freedom Convoy Leaders Were Overseeing an 'Occupation'

Anthony Murdoch : Dec 5, 2023  LifeSiteNews.com

The Crown has attempted to make a case that Tamara Lich and Chris Barber were co-conspirators responsible for the uprising in Ottawa in 2022.

(Ottawa, Ontario) — [LifeSiteNews.com] On Day 31 of the trial against Freedom Convoy leaders Tamara Lich and Chris Barber, government lawyers attempted to paint the two as heading a kind of "occupation" in Ottawa that was an assertion the leaders' lawyers swiftly rejected. (Screengrab image)

According to a Day 31 update from The Democracy Fund (TDF), which is crowdfunding Lich's legal costs, the Crown spent a "significant part" of its presentation last Thursday focused on "characterizing Lich and Barber as leaders of an "occupation."

In court, the Crown was able to give this response to the defense, which for the past week has been submitting its case in court defending Lich and Barber, who were the main heads of the 2022 Freedom Convoy that headed to Ottawa to demand an end to all COVID mandates.

The TDF noted how the Crown directed the court's attention to "videos depicting the blocking of roads in downtown Ottawa, including one featuring Barber expressing approval."

The Crown also showed the court press conferences with Lich and Barber held in early 2022, along with "Facebook posts, and videos portraying them as key figures in the movement," as noted by the TDF.

"The Crown argued that their actions and statements, including a text exchange discussing 'misleading' tactics, demonstrated a shared purpose in opposing mandates through unlawful means," the TDF observed.

The Crown also highlighted to the court how Barber had called for more protestors to join the movement, including showing a TikTok video of him telling people to come to Ottawa. The Crown claimed that this video, and other evidence show Barber was trying to flood the city with protesters in some kind of "occupation."

Lawrence Greenspon, defense counsel for Lich, objected to the Crown's "changing positions on the furtherance submissions," as noted by the TDF, and asked for an "opportunity to respond," which was granted by Judge Heather Perkins-McVey.

Crown has given weak case in trying to prove that Lich and Barber influenced the protesters' actions through their words as part of a co-conspiracy

The Crown has been trying to prove that Lich and Barber had somehow influenced the protesters' actions through their words as part of a co-conspiracy. This claim has been rejected by the defense as weak.

On Day 30 of the trial, the defense detailed to the court how text message exchanges from one of the leaders showed he was trying to ensure protestors were as respectful as possible and wanted to work with police... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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