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Two views - live news from Freedom protest in Ottawa

The world is watching Canada's struggle. The video is rolling. Manitoba people are undoubtedly at this protest at this time.

CBC news has live coverage from Ottawa regarding the peaceful freedom protest, as the seven different police ‘resources’ are dispatched to disperse the crowd of people - truckers, protest supporters, men, women and even some children.

 Meanwhile other news sources are streaming video coverage on the ground from inside the protest. The video from Druthers news, a broadcaster from Toronto, is live there giving a sense of what it’s like for the protestors as horses push into the crowd.

There are shouts that someone has been trampled, it’s raw footage. Several rounds of O Canada break out. Shouting. Chants of FREEDOM.

The CBC coverage included two criminal defense lawyers who brought information about what the four organizers, Tamara Lich, Daniel Bulford, Pat King and Chris Barber could face with charges of mischief and more. Lawyers Karen McArthur and Mohamed El Rashidy, when asked their opinion, both questioned the need for the Emergencies Act.

 Rashidy said : “As a general rule we don’t need to give police more power… In Canada we give tremendous powers. However, we have gone on for 22 days. The police have not been able to or been unwilling to (move the protestors)…  It’s very difficult to justify giving further powers to the police after everything that we’ve seen.”

A former RCMP Deputy Commissioner was also one of the commentators who noted there were seven different forces being used to move the protest.

As Jordan Peterson noted in an earlier commentary of his own, the “theft” (his words) of the protestors’ GoFundMe donations is unprecedented.

The drama unfolding is a moving target, but at this point, organizer Chris Barber has put up bail on conditions of leaving Ottawa immediately.

The CBC broadcast pointed out that with funds frozen, bail might be tough for some of the over 100+ who have been arrested.

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