Before his arrest, Pat King (left) went on Facebook Live during the convoy. (File photo)
Judge Charles Hackland said during Tuesday's court proceedings, which took place via video conference, that& #x27;he would likely deny the request, although he would like to consider the matter more carefully before making his final decision.
He said media or social media coverage of the accused is not the main issue, as that problem would not be resolved by moving the trial out of Ottawa.
The real issue is what about potential jurors who reside in the downtown Ottawa area or who might otherwise have been indirectly involved in the convoy. These are the people who need to be treated with great caution, I think, to avoid any risk of harm, Judge Hackland weighed.
The convoy had blocked city streets, with people and vehicles remaining in the city center for three weeks. Residents described the scene as lawless, as they were subjected to honking horns at all hours of the day and night, open fires in the streets and diesel fumes.
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