Ottawa Police Excuse for Horses Running Over Freedom Convoy Protesters Departs From Reality

Ottawa Police Excuse for Horses Running Over Freedom Convoy Protesters Departs From Reality
Horses run over Freedom Convoy protesters, screenshot. Credit: @TheMarieOakes/Twitter

We brought you the story about the two people who had been run over by the Ottawa police on their horses.

The police ran their horses into a crowd of protesters much faster than they should have, despite the protesters being peaceful. You can see them knock over a woman who was on what appeared to be a disability scooter, and a man in a brown coat with a knit hat, who was trying to shield her or push her out of the way of the horses.

Both were knocked to the ground, as people yelled about them being trampled. There were later reports that the woman had died, but as far as we can tell, at this point, that was a false rumor, as she was standing up after the incident.

The police say that everyone was able to get up okay afterward. But the police also appear to have told a whopper of a lie about the incident, claiming that a bicycle had been thrown at the horse.

From what we can see from the multiple videos, there was no “bicycle” thrown. The disabled woman had a scooter which she didn’t throw, since pictures show her still on it after she is run over by the police horses.

Now, there was another protester with a bicycle but he didn’t throw it, as we can see here. And he had nothing to do with them running over the other people. He was holding onto it as a barrier against the police; it’s a common protester move.

The police never should have run the horses that fast into a crowd of people. That’s a bad move right down the line. If no one was seriously hurt — and we don’t know that yet — it was by the grace of God, not because the police acted properly.

Then their story kept evolving from thrown bicycle to adding later that the “horse tripped.” The horses didn’t trip; they ran them right at the people. This isn’t going to look good for Justin Trudeau, when these pictures are splashed all over the front pages of media. This is where his invocation of the Emergencies Act has brought this. He got the violence he was talking about, and it was on the part of the police. The police had also said that no one was hurt, despite multiple videos of them kicking and beating people. So at this point, the police need to answer up for their actions.

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