Public service union helped residents take back their streets as citizens grew weary of law enforcement lag
The counterprotests 'were people organizing, seeing that there was no action taking place at any level of government—they were organizing themselves,' says NDP MP Peter Julian.
Ottawa residents formed a counterprotest group to block 'Freedom Convoy' supporters at the Bank Street exit on Riverside Drive on Feb. 13, 2022. The weekend marked the start of the third week of the convoy’s occupation of the city, which was dismantled a week later. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade