At the Nov 24 public hearing, a retired Centretown resident who supported the convoy shared his experience.
“There were certainly some individuals that were obviously present to cause trouble rather than to protest. There were a few inappropriate signs, and certainly some inappropriate symbols. There was what I would call some crude behavior, certainly on some of the signages which I feel are inappropriate but depending on the degree, are not unnatural at a protest I would think.
I never felt uh intimidated per se, I didn’t feel unsafe. I was there in the daytime, I was there at night. I didn’t feel threatened at all. I did feel that the noise was certainly very annoying and as time went on, I also felt that the presence of the trucks was, to say the least, a bit intimidating, no question about that. However it certainly was, in my opinion, a friendly atmosphere”.
You can view the full testimony here.