Coutts blockaders collected firearms to use against police, RCMP documents allege

A faction that blockaded the Canada-U.S. border in Alberta last winter to protest COVID-19 health measures was allegedly stockpiling weapons to use against police, according to documents unsealed on Wednesday. The RCMP alleged in search warrant applications filed in court that anti-vaccine mandate demonstrators who six months ago gathered in Coutts, Alta., were “arming themselves for a standoff against police.” The allegations were based partly on information collected by police through wiretaps and undercover officers who infiltrated a hangout where a group of protesters met in a basement. According to the RCMP allegations, Tony Olienick, Jerry Morin, and Chris Carbert “were part of a group that participated in the Coutts blockade and brought firearms into the Coutts blockade area with the intention of using those firearms against police.” For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: #GlobalNews #coutts #rcmp


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