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Apr 18 9 tweets 4 min read
🧵 involves “former” far-right racist Josh Chernofsky & his associate Neven Perić.

I covered Bar Vendetta in July/Aug 2021. Anti-vaxxers fixated on this spot for after-rally protests; police were largely indifferent.

After several weeks, Chernofsky & Perić started showing up. Chernofsky has repeatedly accused my cameraman of trying to “provoke a table of POC” against him.

In the above clip, he & Perić can be heard doxxing my cameraman as my bf to Ron Banerjee. I believe he wanted (but failed) to provoke right-wing protesters against us.

Projection?
Apr 18 25 tweets 11 min read
If confused over misgivings about the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, read on.

🧵 involves former neo-Nazi/current board member Liz Moore & “journo”/DJ Morgan Yew, whose reflection appears below as he photographed inside my unattended unit.

My personal horror story is a microcosm. I stumbled into COVID-denialism coverage like it was kismet.

My interactions with CAHN were mostly positive prior to July 2021.

On ~July 5, I announced my intention to interview Chris Sky: a verbal smack down, of sorts, advertised in my style of appropriating wrestling culture.
Apr 16 4 tweets 2 min read
Take that Palestinian flag out of your username if you can’t even muster up the respect to say my family name. Image Same person invited me to her home while I was in Ottawa.

Who knows what would have been in that Nutella sandwich??? Image
Mar 28 6 tweets 2 min read
Why is Randy Hillier reportedly being charged with serious offences in relation to #FreedomConvoy2022?

Let’s review some of his shenanigans, in no particular order.

#ArrestRandyHillier

Exhibit A: Exhibit B:
Feb 25 64 tweets 9 min read
Court is now in session.

Pat King is on his way from the holding cells to the courtroom.

Follow this thread for updates 🧵

#cdnpoli #FreedomConvoy #Ottawa There’s already some irregularities with how this matter is proceeding.

We were supposed to get a decision at 1 PM, but it’s starting early because apparently the defence wants to reopen the case.
Feb 25 4 tweets 2 min read
My observation on Jan 28 was that the officer effectively de-escalated (which isn’t always the case at protests). I still think so.

I wrongly assumed the trucks would have to park elsewhere.

The pickup with decals stayed in front of Parliament for several days.

#FreedomConvoy The trucks just casually rolled in.
Feb 23 10 tweets 3 min read
It’s disturbing to see disinformation spread about me in real time:

1) I produced some of the most valuable #FreedomConvoy footage, at my own risk.

2) My credentials & tangible work are unassailable.

3) I have actual (brown) skin in this game. Image The Reddit post maligning me above links to a Twitter feed that has been obsessively repeating lies, half-truths & gross mischaracterizations about me for ~six months.

The Twitter account DMs, QTs, and replies to random people (especially blue checks) who engage with my content.
Feb 22 151 tweets 17 min read
Pat King’s bail hearing is starting now.

This is the same crown who secured Tamara Lich’s detention, but a different jurist, in this case a Justice of the Peace (JP).

King is represented by Cal Rosemond, who is also Chris Sky’s lawyer. 🧵 There was a brief recess at the outset so Rosemond could speak with King.

As an aside, it’s a serious problem how difficult it can be for defence counsel to coordinate with the clients in custody, including at the bail stage.
Feb 22 18 tweets 3 min read
Tuning into the outcome of Tamara Lich’s bail hearing. 🧵

#cdnpoli #FreedomConvoy #Ottawa Reminder, the court can only consider the following grounds:

1) flight risk
2) protection of public, including ongoing commission of offences
3) confidence in the administration of justice
Feb 21 7 tweets 2 min read
Despite their military-style appearance, police were fairly restrained in clearing the convoy/occupation (esp. compared to other protests).

And yet Krista Haynes (née @fordnation) boosts anti-vaxx “influencer” Rob Primo’s narrative of state oppression.

#FreedomConvoy #Qrista What’s funny (?) is that Qrista’s husband is a former cop who left his job after refusing to get vaccinated.

She knows the outcome could have been significantly more violent.

I’ve never seen her post about the brutality of encampment clearings, for example.

Selective outrage.
Feb 20 6 tweets 2 min read
I think it’s time to go home ☺️

#FreedomConvoy #Ottawa There will be more analysis & footage to come, including my handpicked highlight (lowlight?) reel.

The convoy/occupation may be over, but it would be a mistake to become complacent about populism.

I will do my best to continue covering this and other matters of public interest.
Feb 19 6 tweets 4 min read
As @petersankoff and I discussed earlier this week, a major downside of heavy-handed police enforcement against convoy/occupation supporters is how this will play into their narrative of victimhood & oppression.

This will hasten radicalization.

#cdnpoli #FreedomConvoy #Ottawa ImageImageImageImage If a group is paranoid about government overreach, censorship & suppression, it seems ill-advised to deploy the riot squad, cavalry & weapons after ~ three weeks of lawlessness with impunity.

The pendulum swung too far the opposite way, thus validating the group’s paranoia.
Feb 17 4 tweets 4 min read
🧵 This “independent media” reporter claims police heckled him outside Château Laurier and told to stop filming.

(I remember this guy from April 2021. He couldn’t cross the border during a failed convoy, while his knapsack got stuck with Chris Sky.)

#FreedomConvoy #Ottawa The gentleman speculates police are motivated to deliberately obstruct independent media from reporting:

“There’s way too many eyes on them to try to go pull off their emergency order anything.”

#cdnpoli #FreedomConvoy #Ottawa
Feb 17 4 tweets 2 min read
THREAD about the scene on Kent 🧵

My 21-day and counting Ottawa homecoming has been surreal.

I walked these streets for eight years. Now, I feel like Simba returning to Pride Rock under Scar’s reign of terror.

I wasn’t prepared for this dystopia.

#FreedomConvoy #Ottawa There’s a lot fewer trucks on Kent Street than last week, and I don’t think they all moved to Wellington.

At least some vehicles have left the occupation/convoy.
Feb 16 4 tweets 2 min read
Last summer, police employed a strategy of “reverse kettling” during encampment clearings.

The perimeter was fenced in. People were free to leave the enclosed area, but could not return. Nor were reinforcements or supplies (food, water, phone chargers, etc.) allowed to enter. Considering Parliament Hill has a river behind it, there’s really only one street & direction for cops to worry about in terms of entry or exit points for convoy/occupation supporters.
Feb 14 4 tweets 2 min read
THREAD on convoy/occupation drum drama 🧵

These gentleman showed up to exercise their freedom to bang a drum outside Parliament Hill.

#cdnpoli #FreedomConvoy #Ottawa However, not everyone appreciated their chosen form of artistic &/or political expression.
Feb 12 22 tweets 8 min read
THREAD about conflict resolution & hypocrisy within the convoy/occupation 🧵

Things got heated this morning between the Jamaican trucker from PEI (who identified himself as “Black Buffalo”) and Kyle Boisselle from Toronto.

This is before 7 AM.

#cdnpoli #FreedomConvoy #Ottawa It wasn’t immediately apparent what was at issue, but I later learned that organizers were pressuring Black Buffalo to move his car for supposed “safety reasons.”

I have trouble accepting this explanation at face value, considering the myriad of other unaddressed hazards nearby.
Feb 12 4 tweets 2 min read
The sheer AUDACITY of this man saying “take a hike” and trying to shoo us off “private property.”

Why does he hate freedom?

#cdnpoli #FreedomConvoy #Ottawa A message from my cameraman:

“Sorry sir, I cannot help you illegally occupy Ottawa!”
Feb 11 4 tweets 3 min read
This gentleman explains with a smile why @FoxNews is the a flaming pile of trash. Good guy.

#cdnpoli #FreedomConvoy #Ottawa A convoy/occupation supporter complains about the counter protester being peacefully escorted away:

“If he was a 78-year-old man, he’d be in cuffs by now!” (in reference to a viral video featuring the police takedown of an older man earlier this week)
Feb 9 46 tweets 6 min read
I am at the Marriott waiting for a press conference featuring Maxime Bernier, Randy Hillier, and Pastor Henry Hildebrant.

The downside to indoor events is having to determine whether I’m safer with or without a mask.

#cdnpoli #FreedomConvoy2022 #Ottawa There was a brief moment of panic because there was no power coming out of the outlet, but someone forgot to turn on the power bar.

It happens.
Feb 9 5 tweets 3 min read
#EXCLUSIVE 🧵 Interview with local resident who staged peaceful demonstration in opposition to #FreedomConvoy2022:

The resident points out that most convoy/occupation supporters are invested in their own grievances, but have a limited grasp on the big picture.

#cdnpoli #Ottawa Some thoughts on how to “fix” this situation:

✅ defund the convoy
✅ lawsuits to hold organizers accountable
✅ reinforcements for police
✅ tow the trucks