Constitutional lawyers warn Ottawa Police to leave convoy protesters alone
According to JCCF litigation director Jay Cameron "Taking fuel from Canadian citizens in the downtown Ottawa area is an illegal seizure in a context where no crimes are being committed, and no charges were laid against truckers or anyone else." Cameron also pointed out that confiscating fuel from people trying to keep warm was not simply illegal but dangerous.
"It is winter in Canada," he
said. "Protesting publicly in freezing temperatures requires the truckers to
have fuel to stay warm. Confiscation of fuel jeopardizes the personal safety of
the peaceful protesters."