At the Oct 20 public hearing, a lifetime Centretown resident shared her experience of the occupation.
“I didn’t know that they were planning to reside or take up place here which means I didn’t get to prepare myself for the noise or mentally for what was about to happen. The first day they arrived in town it was unlike anything I had ever seen before. It was pure chaos. The noise was unbearable. There were groups of drunken men openly drinking out in the street, screaming, and yelling. There were men setting themselves up, down the street, at the corner of the street, just screaming absurdities at people walking by. Men were spitting in people’s faces, there were signs everywhere, it was chaos. And you tried to come into your house to relax but the noise and the honking was so much that you couldn’t. You’d even try to put your headphones on but even then you couldn’t drown out the noise.
I had a convoyer dox me and put my information on the internet because I was putting info out for people to see, about what was really going on, and they wanted to silence that. So that’s when the threats and doxxing started, people were telling me they were parking their trucks outside my house and waiting for me to walk my dog outside.”
You can view the full testimony here.