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Canadian Freedom Convoy Organizer Arrested in Ottawa

Chris Barber, a senior convoy leader, was arrested on Thursday
Trucks block a section of Metcalfe Street during a "Freedom Convoy" demonstration in downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. (David Kawai/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Trucks block a section of Metcalfe Street during a “Freedom Convoy” demonstration in downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. (David Kawai/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

One of the key organizers of the Canadian Freedom Convoy protest has been arrested in Ottawa.

Chris Barber’s arrest was announced during debate in the Parliament of Canada on Thursday, CBC reported.

Barber, who is a senior convoy leader, is expected to face criminal charges, according to the CBC. He has previously said in a press release that politicians have declined to engage in “serious dialogue.”

The Ottawa police said that it does not confirm or deny investigations into individuals until charges have been filed, according to the report.

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