Published:February 14, 2022
After the seizure of several weapons from a small group that joined the larger group at the Coutts blockade, organizers say they feel it’s best to wrap up the protest at the Alberta border and go home.
Jory Evans took to Facebook with the announcement on behalf of blockade organizers.
Evans said after a Monday evening meeting with other organizers, it was decided the group will stay the night and end the blockade Tuesday morning.
Admitting the blockade caused stress and strife on farms, trucking companies, and other businesses, Evans said the intent was “not to hurt our fellow Canadians.”
Evans said protesters already feel the RCMP hasn’t been playing fair and said now with the Emergencies Act (EA), he feels things will become “unhinged” and the truckers have no chance to win.
“We didn’t sign up to come here and start a war. The intention was to be peaceful,” said Evans.
RCMP announced Monday morning they seized a cache of firearms from a small organized group within the larger Coutts protest after executing a search warrant for a location near the blockade.
“Information was received that this group had access to a cache of firearms with a large quantity of ammunition,” said RCMP in the release.