Reporters covering ‘Freedom Convoy’ in Ottawa describe safety concerns, intimidation following intense week downtown
What began as a demonstration has now become an occupation of the Parliamentary Precinct, with no end in sight. Parliamentary Press Gallery president Catherine Lévesque, bureau chiefs, the Canadian Association of Journalists and individual reporters have been working day-to-day ensuring members of the media can do their job 'in a safe and secure way,' reporting facts on the ground and bringing news from the nation's capital to Canadians.
Hundreds of protesters jam the intersection of Wellington St. and Metcalfe St., in front of the Prime Minister's Office on Jan. 29, 2022 during the 'Freedom Convoy' that descended upon downtown Ottawa in protest of vaccine mandates. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia