At the Nov 16 public hearing, a downtown resident recounted how she was assaulted during the convoy occupation.
“On February 3rd, I was assaulted by a convoy occupier at the corner of Kent and Somerset. He drove his pickup truck in while I was crossing the road. I had yelled at him to watch out since I had the right of way. He chose to drive his truck directly into me as I scolded him, both he and his passenger were laughing and smiling as he did this. I was able to roll out of the way before being dragged under the truck. A split second later, another convoy occupier truck roared by me at a great speed. That truck was very close to hitting me. My husband witnessed all of this and was able to get the license plate of the first truck. We filed a police report, there was an investigation of assault with a deadly weapon.
Words will never fully capture the complete sense of fear I had during the convoy occupation. I was afraid in my own home. I watched as the Ottawa Police Service failed to protect us.”
You can view the full testimony here.