Photo Report: Spirits High in Ottawa as Protest Enters Third Week

By Noé Chartier
Noé Chartier
Noé Chartier
Noé Chartier is an Epoch Times reporter based in Montreal. Twitter: @NChartierET Gettr: @nchartieret
February 12, 2022 Updated: February 15, 2022

OTTAWA—The mood was again very festive in Ottawa this Saturday with thousands of participants attending the Freedom Convoy protest which entered its third week. This was despite the state of emergency declared by the city and the province and the calls from elected officials of all government levels and stripes to put an end to these activities. Many families attended, multiple dance parties continued, and the “free hugs” givers were seen throughout.

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A protester walks on Wellington St. in Ottawa on Feb. 12, 2022. (Noé Chartier/The Epoch Times)
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A trucker talks to protesters in Ottawa on Feb. 12, 2022. (Noé Chartier/The Epoch Times)
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A young family walks through the protest on Wellington St. in Ottawa on Feb. 12, 2022. (Noé Chartier/The Epoch Times)
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A protester dances and waves a Canadian flag in Ottawa on Feb. 12, 2022. (Noé Chartier/The Epoch Times)
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A protester holds a sign as she walks on Wellington St. in Ottawa on Feb. 12, 2022. (Noé Chartier/The Epoch Times)
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A protester holds a sign on Wellington St. in Ottawa on Feb. 12, 2022. (Noé Chartier/The Epoch Times)
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A protester dances and holds a Canadian flag at one of the dance parties in Ottawa on Feb. 12, 2022. (Noé Chartier/The Epoch Times)
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A protester holds a sign on Wellington St. in Ottawa on Feb. 12, 2022. (Noé Chartier/The Epoch Times)
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A protester participates in one of the dance parties in Ottawa on Feb. 12, 2022. (Noé Chartier/The Epoch Times)
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A man dances and offers free hugs on Sparks St. in Ottawa on Feb. 12, 2022. (Noé Chartier/The Epoch Times)
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Protesters walk down Wellington St. in Ottawa on Feb. 12, 2022. (Noé Chartier/The Epoch Times)
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A man holds a Canadian flag as he walks up Wellington St. in Ottawa on Feb. 12, 2022. (Noé Chartier/The Epoch Times)

 

Noé Chartier is an Epoch Times reporter based in Montreal. Twitter: @NChartierET Gettr: @nchartieret