The trial of Tamara Lich and Chris Barber continues on day eight 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.
Rebel News reporter Robert Kraychik is once again reporting from inside the Ottawa courthouse and will be providing live updates. Videographer Lincoln Jay is also on the scene to cover all of the reactions and commentary from outside the courthouse.
The defence is expected to show video of a Freedom Convoy speech by former Newfoundland premier Brian Peckford.
A video clip of former Newfoundland premier Brian Peckford saying, "Hold the line" was played by the defence.
Rebel News reporter Robert Kraychik provided a quick update from outside the courthouse.
Watch a full recap of day seven of the trial below:
This page will be updated as proceedings continue.