Truckers protest: Tamara Lich back in court to secure her release

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Trucker protest: Tamara Lich back in court to secure release

Tamara Lich, at a press conference in Ottawa on February 3, 2022 (archives)

One ​​of the organizers of the truckers protest in Ottawa, Tamara Lich, is once again asking to be released from prison after a justice of the peace denied bail in early July.

Tamara Lich was ordered to remain in jail pending trial for her role in the protest that paralyzed downtown Ottawa in January and February, after the court found that ;she had breached her bail conditions.

She had been ordered not to communicate with the main convoy organizers except through a lawyer or in the presence of a lawyer, but was arrested again after was in contact with another protest leader, Tom Marazzo, at an awards gala in Toronto last month.

In court on Monday, his lawyer, Lawrence Greenspon, claimed the two organizers merely shook hands and posed together for a photo at the gala.

He said Tamara Lich now had spent 48 days in jail awaiting non-violent charges.

Ms. Lich has been in jail since her arrest in Medicine Hat, Alta., on June 27.

Tamara Lich faces charges of mischief, obstructing police, counseling others to commit mischief and #x27;bullying for his role in the massive protest against COVID-19 restrictions and the Liberal government in general.

With information from La Presse canadienne

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