At the Oct 27 public hearing, a Golden Triangle resident shared his experience of the occupation.
“The second I set foot in the park, three men jumped up in front of me. One of them immediately grabbed my arm because I was taking pictures of the campervans that obviously they were associated with. They physically lifted me, pushed me. I spoke to them as evenly as I could, managed to have a bit of a conversation with them but I was wearing a mask and that ultimately triggered them. They asked me why I was wearing a mask and then started yelling epithets at me and wondering why I was supporting Trudeau and that I had been brainwashed and then I should get out and not come back. Meanwhile, all of this had been observed by four police officers and a cruiser and a national Capital commission constable and none of them made any motion to come and provide assistance they did not leave their vehicles.”
You can view the full testimony here.