If some early observations today are any indication, I think we can expect the same level of ineptitude and fawning accommodation from Ottawa cops for the "Nazi Truckers Convoy" that we saw yesterday.
I went walk-about around my 'hood this morning (Byward Market), and what caught my eye were a number of big rigs parked on the right-hand side of St. Patrick, between Dalhousie and Sussex, all comfortably nestled up to the sidewalk. And what's the problem there? I'll tell you what the problem is there.
It's that St. Patrick is a two-lane, one-way street, and those rigs were rendering the right-hand lane heading towards Sussex completely inaccessible to traffic, meaning that all traffic in that stretch will be forced into the left-hand lane as long as those trucks are there. (Oh, and did I mention the numerous "NO STOPPING" signs along that entire stretch? Not "NO PARKING", but "NO STOPPING".)
And the icing on the cake? The Ottawa cop cruiser that, while I was standing there taking all this in, casually moseyed on past that entire line of stationary rigs and not doing SFA about it.
Perhaps they'll be cleared out later, who knows? At the moment, I'm going to keep my optimism to myself.
P.S. "SFA." Look it up.
BY THE WAY, it's unclear whether there is an official agenda for the Dumbass Nazi Convoy today (Sunday) other than milling about unmasked and giving each other COVID-19, so if the cops let boys be boys for one more day, I suppose we can all hold our noses and lock up our pets and put up with it. But I think it's safe to say that this better not last into Monday, when everyone who actually lives here wants to get back to normality.
Because numerous organizers (and truckers) have promised that they're here to stay until all mask and vaccine mandates are rescinded (not going to happen), so perhaps some enterprising journo can ask someone from Ottawa Police for their plans starting Monday morning. And they better have one. We, the people who live here, have had just about enough of these hillbillies.