Check out our exclusive reporting from today, outside the courthouse in Lethbridge, Alberta, where supporters of the truckers have been gathering. You can view that report here.
Last winter, Alberta truckers peacefully rallied at the Canada-U.S. border in Coutts and Milk River, Alberta, to protest Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's draconian vaccine mandates.
These truckers bravely stood up for all of us and in response were threatened with fines and criminal charges by the RCMP.
On September 16, the RCMP released an update to lay further charges on Marco Van Huigenbos, Alex Van Herk, and George Janzen, which came with three new charges of mischief over $5,000 and up to 10 years in prison for allegedly being key participants in the blockade.
The Crown is prosecuting the case in an abusive, radical vendetta style, which is completely unacceptable under the leadership of Alberta's new premier, Danielle Smith.
This is expected to be a long and complicated trial — the prosecutor is already playing tricks and is trying to move the trial to a less conservative city like Calgary.
So, Rebel News is gearing up to fight this mighty battle — but we need your help.
LEGAL: We've hired legal eagles to represent Alex and George in court. Williamson Law has informed us that their legal counsel will be “entering pleas of not guilty, making disclosure requests, and setting further court dates.”
CROWDFUND: This legal battle will likely cost hundreds of thousands of dollars — please help crowdfund their legal defence on this page.
PETITION: Sign our petition demanding Premier Danielle Smith drop the charges against these peaceful, freedom-loving men by clicking here.
SEND AN EMAIL: Fill out this form to send an email to Premier Smith asking her to grant these men lockdown amnesty.
Rebel News journalist Sydney Fizzard (@SydFizzard) is closely covering the court proceedings. You can stay up to date with his coverage on this page.
UPDATE: Rebel News is crowdfunding the legal defence for Alex Van Herk and George Janzen.