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Buses removed from major downtown routes during ‘Freedom Convoy,’ court hears

OTTAWA – An Ottawa courtroom heard that public transit service was principally suspended by means of the downtown core throughout the “Freedom Convoy” protest final yr.

Natalie Huneault with OC Transpo is testifying within the legal trial of two of the protest organizers, Tamara Lich and Chris Barber.

Huneault is accountable for planning detours to accommodate occasions and demonstrations that disrupt bus service in Ottawa.

She says about 150 stops within the downtown core weren’t in use throughout the demonstration as a result of streets have been blocked and closed.

Earlier than the convoy arrived, she says the longest route disruptions lasted three days throughout Italian Fest.

The convoy disruptions lasted greater than three weeks.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Oct. 13, 2023.

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