In recent days, Pat King has promised he would be the last convoy organizer to be arrested at the Ottawa protest. Police are making a major sweep and clashing with some protesters as they move to clear demonstrators and end the three-week occupation.
King is now asking truckers to regroup at a truck stop outside the downtown to avoid having their vehicles seized. He still says people who want to go to Parliament Hill on foot should do so.
Freedom Convoy leader Pat King was allegedly arrested by Ottawa police in a moment captured by the protest organizer himself.
King’s arrest would be the third of the convoy’s most vocal proponents. His fellow organizers Tamara Lich and Chris Barber were arrested and charged on Thursday.
King’s arrest comes as Ottawa police cracked down on protesters, canceling the day’s House of Commons sitting and closing in on Parliament Hill. Parliamentarians are hopeful they will resume debate over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s emergency powers on Saturday.
How Was Freedom Conver Leader Pat King Arrested?
Pat King was allegedly arrested by Ottawa police in a moment captured by the protest organizer himself during a Facebook livestream.
“I am being arrested by these officers right now,” King told viewers on a Facebook livestream Friday afternoon. “I am being arrested. We will talk to you guys soon.”
The officer can be heard telling King why he’s being arrested: for mischief, counselling to commit the offence of mischief, counselling to commit the offence of obstructing a police officer and counselling to commit the offence of disobeying a court order.