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‘Freedom Convoy’ trial: Lawyers on conspiracy claim

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Criminal trial attorneys for the two “Freedom Convoy” organizers are expected to continue their debate today over whether Tamara Lich and Chris Barber were complicit in the protest.

Both were charged with mischief and intimidation, among other charges, for their role in the early 2022 protests against COVID-19 public health restrictions.

The Crown wished to prove that the two had conspired so strictly that the evidence against one should also apply to the other.

The defense has already spent two days arguing the opposite.

Defense lawyers say the actions of the protest organizers were not illegal in nature, and there is no evidence linking them to anyone else’s illegal actions.

The defense is expected to finish making its case on the conspiracy charge before the Crown presents its own arguments.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Nov. 29, 2023.

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