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VIDEO: Rebel News Journalist Assaulted, Injured By Police At Freedom Convoy Protest. Rebel News: We’re Suing.
Horses are brought in to disperse the crowd. Police move a line of protesters from the intersection at Sussex and Rideau Streets towards Wellington Street Snow covers the protest convoy.
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Rebel News reporter Alexa Lavoie was assaulted and injured by police in Ottawa, Canada, while she was covering the Freedom Convoy protest early Saturday morning.

Rebel News CEO Ezra Levant announced Saturday that he has spoken with his reporter and legal counsel and has decided to sue police on Lavoie’s behalf.

Police “formed a line in front of the protesters” in the morning and “attempted to push back against demonstrators gathered at the city center,” Rebel News reported. “Amid loud pops … Lavoie was directly hit by police during the melee, injuring her.”


In a thread posted to Twitter, Levant detailed what happened to his reporter and accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of targeting police, suggesting Lavoie and his team in particular might be a target for the embattled prime minister.

“I just spoke with Alexa Lavoie, our brave reporter who was just assaulted by Trudeau’s police. She tells me a cop hit her three times with a club and then shot a tear gas canister at her leg from point-blank range,” Levant wrote. “Trudeau has instructed his police to attack journalists.”

“Alexa says she was specifically targeted by a cop who saw her camera. She says he came up to her and beat her and pushed her down. She says he tried to knock the phone out of her hands, to stop her from filming,” the media CEO continued. “Here is video of the attack. I understand we have more footage. Unprovoked, targeted violence, beating a woman with a stick, and shooting her at point-blank range with a tear gas round.”

“I have spoken with Alexa and with legal counsel. We will sue the police on Alexa’s behalf,” he said. “I know the rest of the Media Party is delighting at Trudeau’s brutality and martial law. But we still believe in peace and freedom. Help me”

“Trudeau has had a vendetta against Alexa ever since she asked this question of him during the election debates (after trying and failing to keep her kept [sic] out),” Levant asserted, providing video of the interaction:

“Just last fall Trudeau’s personal bodyguards beat up our reporter David Menzies,” Levant noted.

“I do not accept this. I do not accept the targeting of our journalists for violence by Trudeau’s thugs,” he said. “I find it repugnant to see police hit a woman with a club and to shoot her to inflict pain & distress. Help me sue the police for Alexa.”

“Our reporter Alexa was attacked. Another independent reporter, @AndrewLawton was pepper-sprayed yesterday. I have yet to see a peep from @caj, @PENCanada, @AmnestyNow, @CJFE, @pressfreedom, etc. They do not oppose martial law or the crackdown on dissident journalists,” Levant closed the thread, adding images of “the moment the cop shot Alexa.”

Related: ‘Remember This Image. Remember What Trudeau Did To Canada.’ Police Treatment Of Freedom Convoy Shocks The World.

Related: WATCH: Freedom Convoy Organizer Daniel Bulford Peacefully Turns Himself In, Arrested By Police

Related: MEADS: Bounce Houses, Sing-Alongs, And Freedom Hugs: The Trucker Convoy Looks Dangerously Fun

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