Live Updates: Freedom Convoy organizer Tamara Lich's trial enters day 33

Lich previously spent almost 50 days behind bars on non-violent offences in relation to her role as an organizer of the anti-mandate demonstrations.

Live Updates: Freedom Convoy organizer Tamara Lich's trial enters day 33
The Canadian Press / Patrick Doyle
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The trial of Tamara Lich and Chris Barber continues on day 33 today in Ottawa. As two of the most prominent faces of the Freedom Convoy, Lich and co-accused Chris Barber are facing charges of mischief, obstructing police, counselling others to commit mischief, and intimidation. The Freedom Convoy demonstrations drew thousands of Canadians to Ottawa in early 2022 in opposition to COVID-19 restrictions.

As explained by Rebel News reporter Robert Kraychik, during proceedings on day 32, "The Crown and defence team continued their dispute over the prosecution's Carter application."

"A Carter application, if accepted by the judge, would allow for incriminating evidence against one defendant to be applied to the other, too. An accepted Carter application applies a framework of conspiracy to the defendants, and accepts a claim by the Crown that both defendants entered into a conspiracy or agreement to commit criminal acts," added Kraychik.

Kraychik also explained that the defence teams are "arguing that the Freedom Convoy was a decentralized series of protests and protesters, and that the portion of it linked to the defendants was both 'peaceful' and 'lawful.'"

Watch a full recap of the proceedings from day 32:

Kraychik is once again reporting from inside the Ottawa courthouse and will be providing live updates.

Follow along below:

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  • By Ezra Levant

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