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Ottawa police arrest seven people and open 60 criminal investigations into 'Freedom Convoy'


Ottawa's Mayor Jim Watson declared a state of emergency Sunday to help deal with an unprecedented 11-day occupation by protesting truckers

The protest has shut down much of the core of the Canadian capital with around 7,000 protesters out on the streets over the weekend

Ottawa Police arrested seven people and opened 60 criminal investigations for hate crimes and mischief 

The hate crimes include an individual who urinated on the National War Memorial. One danced on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Several others carried signs and flags with swastikas

Police seized fuel and supplies for 1,000 vehicles just hours after the mayor declared a state of emergency 

Police issued a warning to the public that they could be subject to charges if they were found to be supplying demonstration trucks in the red zone with fuel  

Ottawa's Police Services Board Chairwoman said situation had spiraled into 'a nationwide insurrection' with protests spreading to Toronto and Quebec City

'Freedom Convoy' began as a movement against a Canadian vaccine requirement for cross-border truckers

Turned into a rallying point against public health measures and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government 

Organizers of the protest have raised more than $4.4 million in two days on Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo after being denied several million dollars raised on GoFundMe

A hearing into a proposed class-action lawsuit seeking an injunction to silence the constant honking by truckers will take place on Monday