What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Sunday, Jan. 30 – CBC.ca

Recent developments:

  • Police say several criminal investigations are underway. 
  • Shelter says client, security guard assaulted overnight.
  • Rideau Centre, downtown LCBOs closed for safety reasons.
  • Ottawa reports the most COVID-19 deaths in a month since vaccines were approved.
  • COVID-19 mandate protests could stretch into this week, say police.

Ottawa police say they’re investigating the desecration of the National War Memorial and a Terry Fox statue. 

Approximately a dozen protesters had parked their vehicles near the site of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial Saturday morning. Some cars and trucks left after police asked the drivers to move, while others were towed, according to Ottawa police. 

Protesters were also seen dancing on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, prompting condemnation from Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Canada’s top soldier Gen. Wayne Eyre.

Demonstrators also adorned a statue of Terry Fox, the cross-country runner who inspired the nation with his Marathon of Hope, with anti-vaccine material and a defaced Canadian flag. 

Ottawa police tweeted they’re investigating threatening, illegal and intimidating behaviour toward police, city workers and others. They’re also looking into damage caused to a city vehicle.

No other details were available by early Sunday afternoon.  

The Shepherds of Good Hope says one of its clients was assaulted overnight Saturday.

The person was “pinned up against a truck” by two people the shelter believes were part of the protests happening in the downtown core, Caroline Cox, the organization’s communications manager told CBC.

When a security guard went to intervene, she said he was threatened, verbally assaulted and called racial slurs by the two people. 

It follows a number of verbal altercations earlier in the day when smaller groups of people arrived at the shelter between 4 and 6 p.m., demanding to be fed and pulling on the shelter’s door.

Cox said shelter staff explained to them that the food was for homeless and at-risk clients, but the protesters argued the shelter is open to the community.

The protests against COVID-19 mandates could continue over the next few days, Ottawa police say.

Protesters flooded on foot into the parliamentary precinct Saturday, joining a truck convoy that started to arrive on the scene late Friday night.

They were later joined by other drivers and demonstrators from all regions of the country, some of whom travelled thousands of kilometres to take their message to the streets outside of the Prime Minister’s Office.

The Rideau Centre and a number of downtown LCBOs remain closed for safety reasons, the companies said.

The Ottawa-Carleton District …….

Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-january-30-2022-1.6332637

Recent developments:

Police say several criminal investigations are underway.  Shelter says client, security guard assaulted overnight. Rideau Centre, downtown LCBOs closed for safety reasons. Ottawa reports the most COVID-19 deaths in a month since vaccines were approved. COVID-19 mandate protests could stretch into this week, say police.

Ottawa police say they’re investigating the desecration of the National War Memorial and a Terry Fox statue. 

Approximately a dozen protesters had parked their vehicles near the site of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial Saturday morning. Some cars and trucks left after police asked the drivers to…….

Recent developments:

Police say several criminal investigations are underway.  Shelter says client, security guard assaulted overnight. Rideau Centre, downtown LCBOs closed for safety reasons. Ottawa reports the most COVID-19 deaths in a month since vaccines were approved. COVID-19 mandate protests could stretch into this week, say police.

Ottawa police say they’re investigating the desecration of the National War Memorial and a Terry Fox statue. 

Approximately a dozen protesters had parked their vehicles near the site of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial Saturday morning. Some cars and trucks left after police asked the drivers to…….

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