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Ok. It looks like THIS will be my thread for the Tamara Lich hearing. There's an audio test going on now, things seem to be working properly. Let's leave the other thread as an archive to the hubris of mankind.

#tamaralich #TruckerConvoy
For background, Tamara Lich was denied bail, along with Pat King and George Billings. Another major player, Chris Barber, was granted bail.

Reasonable bail is a charter right, not to be denied without just cause.

#tamaralich #truckerconvoy
Ok, we are now in session. We're not getting a warning about the recording of the proceeding from the registrar. I believe this is likely to have no effect.
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Let's see if we can get a proper thread started. We're delayed in starting anyway, so 10:30 is off the table.

Soon I can start furiously typo'ing away on my phone as I watch the trial intently, simulating the experience of being in a real courtroom.

Lich was denied bail last week after she was deemed likely to reoffend. That's now being challenged today (reasonable bail is, after all, a charter right).

Lunch poll might happen for you folks if I'm too busy tweeting away.

#tamaralich #TruckerConvoy2022
And the meeting has ended by the host again. Good grief.
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Zum Glück ist nichts passiert-das professionelle Stuntpferd hat mit einem vorgetäuschten Tritt auf den Krisendarsteller hervorragende Arbeit geleistet.
Sie scheuen weder Kosten noch Mühen und buchen einfach die Besten, die etwas von der Materie verstehen.
Oh nein! Ein mit einem Fahrrad bewaffneter Terrorist hat es in Richtung der (professionellen Stunt-) Pferde geworfen. Grausam!
Herbst-Blatt Freunde: Stürzt die Regierung, @ProfKlausSchwab erledigt den Rest!
Dark Winter II ist vorbei, #Agenda2030 jetzt!
So eine böse Welt, der arme Krisendarsteller ist auch vom #Mohawk-Stamm; genau wie @Tamara_MVC ein Metis & White Supremacist ist, richtig? Das ist Rassismus in Aktion! Lasst sie alle verbrennen, Bastarde! Sie ist tot, nicht wahr? Ja! Nein? Ja! Nein? Ja!

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Luckily nothing happened and the professional stunt horse did an excellent job with a fake step on the crisis actor.

They spare neither cost nor effort and simply book the best who know something about the matter.

Oh noes! Terrorist armed with a bicycle threw it at the direction of the (professional stunt) horses. Cruel!

Leaf Frens: Overthrow the government, @ProfKlausSchwab will think of the rest!

Dark Winter II is over, #Agenda2030 na0!

Such a wicked world, poor Crisis Actor is also from the #Mohawk Tribe; just like @Tamara_MVC is a metis & white supremacist, right? That's racism in action! Let them all burn, bastards! She's dead, isn't she? Yes! No? Yes! No? Yes!
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⚠️WARNING: Profane language.

My camera operator and I get swarmed by protesters and followed — after an interview with police media relations.

Officers escort us to our vehicle after we receive verbal threats.

#bcpoli #TruckerConvoy
It only gets worse.

The crowd closes in on our unmarked Global News vehicle.

Tough to drive out. We’re caught between an angry crowd and a ditch.

#bcpoli #truckerconvoy
The protesters surround our vehicle and start banging on it. One man spits at our window.

Police have to push crowd back so we can try and get out.

We finally do.

#bcpoli #TruckerConvoy2022
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Canadian Army Major Stephen Chledowski breaks ranks and speaks out!
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Gerry Butts uses the word "insurrection" because he hates the fact that Canadians have driven all the way to Ottawa to call him out on his bullshit.

We're not violent Gerry, you just won't address the largest protest in Canadian history so you have to try these scummy tactics.
Blocked by Butts cause I called him out for escalating the rhetoric around the Convoy. #TruckerConvoy2022 #TruckersForFreedom
Why is Gerald Butts trying to make regular Canadians who want to end vaccine mandates - something that Provincial Health Ministers are even starting to talk about - look like insurrectionists?
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Walked through the #TruckersConvoy2022 crowd with a colleague tonight, where we saw a pickup truck driving down the sidewalk #cdnpoli #ottnews
There were also lots of people moving around fuel, mostly by carts.

I tweeted earlier about trucks being used to move fuel onto Wellington. To make it on to Wellington, a snowplow would have to raise it's plow to allow a truck through, which would have required police approval
In one instance, people pushing fuel carts consulted with police as to where they should go to deliver their fuel #cdnpoli #ottnews #TruckerConvoy2022
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Absolutely true. Other countries are opening and lifting restrictions. #cdnpoli
Here is a thread summarizing the reasons listed by the European Center for Disease Control for opening, as of January 27:… #cdnpoli
Only few European countries have vaccination rates as high as #Canada. #cdnpoli #TruckerConvoy2022
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The #TruckerConvoy2022 protesters harassed staff at an Ottawa homeless shelter for food today and staff had to give them food to get them to leave.

Ottawa has a sizeable homeless population, not enough shelter spaces and it was -30 today. #ottnews #cdnpoli
In the Zello channel for the truckers, one guy says they’re basically homeless cause no one will feed them.

There is a Loblaws an eight minute walk from the Shepards. They’d have sold them food, if they were willing to put a mask on to come in the store #ottnews
I live down here, so I see these homeless folks a lot.

Since the pandemic, I’d say an already large homeless population has doubled, with decreased supports.

When they manage to get a few bucks, they put their mask on, go to the Loblaws and buy some food.

It’s not hard!
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Last night I detailed one of the main #misinformation narratives surrounding #TruckerConvoy2022 of "antifa" infiltrating the demonstration to discredit it via violence. There's been a few concerning updates 🧵

#cdnpoli #onpoli #OttawaConvoy #antivaxxers

So a few people have been taking this alleged threat very seriously and have been calling on convoy supporters to perform "citizens arrest" on those they suspect of being "antifa"

#cdnpoli #onpoli #OttawaConvoy #antivaxxers
Some convoy supporters even advocated on bringing zip ties in order to carry out citizens arrest on suspected "antifa" members

#cdnpoli #onpoli #OttawaConvoy #antivaxxers
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"Joni Mitchell removes her music from Spotify, joining Neil Young in protest"…
"BLM's millions unaccounted for after leaders quietly jumped ship"…
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Out of all the #misinformation narratives surrounding the #TruckerConvoy2022, there is one that I think needs highlighting. There are claims that "antifa" has infiltrated the demonstrators and are planning for violence tomorrow. 🧵

#cdnpoli #onpoli #OttawaConvoy #antivaxxers
It's important to note that the universal belief of what "antifa" is in this context is a group paid by Justin Trudeau to riot and or stage a false flag attack in a similar vein to the January 6th incursion.

#cdnpoli #onpoli #OttawaConvoy #antivaxxers
This is of course a conspiracy theory, and not an original one either. There are numerous mentions of the #January6th incursion, where the similar claims of antifa infiltrators was spread in the aftermath

#cdnpoli #onpoli #OttawaConvoy #antivaxxers
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Went downtown Ottawa to pick up a take out, drove near parliament and saw vehicles with Canadian flags driving around this part of downtown. The gov media have waged a campaign of fear and smear around the #TruckerConvoy2022
I am hoping the trucker convoy will spur a national conversation about the goal of the mandates, not stigmatization and divisions. I wish these truckers well. I think especially about those who left family & small children behind. Ottawa is cold tonight.…
When the federal gov threatened vaccine passports for travel, I thought they wouldn't do it because doing so would put Canadian citizens at a disadvantage: foreign nationals can enter and leave Canada based on a test if they aren't vaccinated, not Canadian citizens. This is wrong
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So for the past week I've been keeping an eye and an ear on the #TruckerConvoy2022 and tracking some of the prevailing narratives. Here's a rundown on the misinformation and concerning rhetoric I've been hearing

#ottawa #onpoli #antivaxxers #cdnpoli
First bit of misinformation is the number of trucks participating. The numbers range from 10,000 to 150,000 and seemingly got larger with media visibility. The most common number cited around 50,000, how this is almost certainly false

#cdnpoli #onpoli #antivaxxers #OttawaConvoy
Media reports have consistently put the number at about a few hundred at most with Kingston Police providing an exact count here

#cdnpoli #onpoli #OttawaConvoy

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After COVID breakout & vaccine passports & vaccine mandates, people have gotten tired of their lack of freedom.

A large truckers convoy in Canada started opposing these mandates.

A thread 🧵 on
#TruckersForFreedom2022 Image
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So yesterday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau referenced the truck convoy heading to Ottawa as a "small fringe minority" with "unacceptable views."
But six million dollars for the Canada truck convoy protest doesn't seem small to me, at all. 🧐…
Not bad for a "fringe minority."

"Massive Truck Convoy Crosses Canada To Protest Vaccine Mandates. It May Be Longest Truck Convoy Ever Recorded."…
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Revolta dels camioners en contra de l’autoritarisme instaurat per Trudeau amb l’excusa de la Covid

Hi ha cap mitjà català que en parli?
Ningú s’atreveix a parlar-ne oi?
Nosaltres sí.
Segons Trudeau, els participants i seguidors del #TruckerConvoy2022 #FreedomConvoyCanada són una "petita minoria marginal" que expressa "opinions inacceptables" que no representen les opinions de la majoria dels canadencs”.
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Good for @Spotify standing up against #bullying. This is an important gesture on #BellLetsTalk day.

Unfortunately @NeilYoung has decided to leave. It’s his right to control his own music. It’s not his right to censor another entertainer and artist, @JoeRogan

My tribute to Neil:

Hey hey, my my
#FreedomOfSpeech can never die
There's more to the picture
Than meets the eye.
Hey hey, my my.

🎶 🎼 🎵

Out of the blue and into the black
If you give them this, they’ll takeaway that

And once it’s gone, you can never get it back
Hold the line, #freedom’s under attack

🎶 🎼 🎵
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PC Erin Howard in #Ontario, in uniform (presumably while being paid by taxpayers to do her job), says “we’re a little bit at war right now”. She’s w/ #PoliceOnGuard.
@csiscanada @rcmpgrcpolice, there’s a SERIOUS problem with dangerous extremism in police services in 🇨🇦 #cdnpoli
@DRPS, please make a statement about what you intend to do about officer Erin Howard spreading disinformation & helping to foment hate & division. Not exactly the mandate of a police service. This type of extremism - over a coordinated con job - is dangerous. #TruckersForFreeDumb
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What we are witnessing in Canada is without historic precedent. The grassroots mobilization of thousands of 'normal' Canadians in the face of unconstitutional tyranny has never been witnessed in a nation typically defined by its apathy and reluctance to make waves. 1/7
The convoy to Ottawa that has started in the West and starts in the East tomorrow is stronger than first anticipated. It's easy to project meaningless #'s, but when you see the send-off in BC and then Calgary this morning, it confirmed that we are on to something historic. 2/7
Overpasses filled with families, remote prairie intersections lined with salt-of-the-earth farmers and families, and truck stop parking lots packed to the gills with the working class - something has snapped in the Canadian psyche. 3/7
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As I further examine the #TruckersForFreedom #TruckerConvoy2022 grift & op, here’s my guess on what’s happening (I hope someone does an analysis with software I don’t possess @DFRLab). I suspect the “donations” are being laundered through a troll farm. Along w/ fake account posts
Ms Lich keeps increasing the goal amount as “donations” come in every minute or every few minutes. Fake donations laundered through a troll farm type apparatus wld be in small amounts done more frequently in order to appear authentic, in addition to real donations by the gullible
But that’s not all. There is coordinated messaging across #Conservative propaganda media. Disinformation 101. Make a lie displace truth. RW disinformation posing as “news” has been steadily promoting this op & pumping out a false narrative (& asking for $$ 🙄) #TruckersForFreedom
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