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Jail 'Freedom Convoy' organizer Tamara Lich again, Crown argues in Ottawa court

"Freedom Convoy" organizer Tamara Lich is accused of breaching her bail conditions and the Crown argues she should go back to back in jail until her trial.
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Tamara Lich, organizer for a protest convoy by truckers and supporters demanding an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, delivers a statement during a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. Lich has been accused of breaching her bail conditions and the Crown argues she should be placed back in jail until her trial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

OTTAWA — "Freedom Convoy" organizer Tamara Lich is accused of breaching her bail conditions and the Crown argues she should go back to back in jail until her trial.

Lich was initially denied bail after her arrest during the massive protest that overtook downtown Ottawa for three weeks in February, but was released in March after that decision was reviewed. 

She and fellow protest organizer Chris Barber are jointly accused of mischief, obstructing police, counselling others to commit mischief and obstructing police, and intimidation.

The Crown says Lich has violated one of her bail conditions by agreeing to accept a "freedom award" from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, a charity that supported the protest.

Someone from the organization spoke on behalf of the convoy protesters at a press conference in Ottawa in February, and described Lich as a client.

Meanwhile, Lich's lawyers plan to argue that her bail conditions are too restrictive should be reconsidered.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 19, 2022.

The Canadian Press