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Rebel News reporter Alexa Lavoie was beaten by police with a baton and shot at point-blank range with a tear gas round early Saturday morning while covering the Trudeau crackdown on the Freedom Convoy protest in Ottawa.
Police had moved to clear the crowd Saturday, deploying tear gas and using batons on the freedom demonstrators protesting on Parliament Hill. A baton-wielding police line formed in front of the massive protest gathered at the city center.
Lavoie was hit by police during the melee and injured, Rebel News reported.
Rebel News CEO Ezra Levant said he has spoken with Lavoie and legal counsel, announcing that they’ll sue the police on the journalist’s behalf.
“I just spoke with Alexa Lavoie, our brave reporter who was just assaulted by Trudeau’s police,” Levant tweeted Saturday morning. “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. Trudeau has instructed his police to attack journalists.”
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