One of the leaders of Canada’s freedom convoy protest against pandemic restrictions was charged with perjury and obstruction of justice, according to CTV News.
Pat King was charged with three counts of each on Tuesday, adding to the 10 charges he is already facing relating to his involvement in the downtown Ottawa protest earlier this year. Those charges including mischief, intimidation, obstructing police and disobeying a court order.
King was arrested on Feb. 18 on charges related to the protest. He was denied bail on Feb. 25, but last Wednesday he appeared in court for a bail review so his lawyers could argue for a pretrial release.
He was charged with perjury and obstruction of justice the next day.
There was more drama in the court room last Wednesday as it appeared that King’s attorney, David Goodman, laptop was being hacked in the middle of court proceedings forcing the hearing to come to an abrupt stop.
King has since retained new counsel and has rescheduled the rest of his bail review hearing for next week.