Weekend convoy in Kingston, Ont. results in tense moments

Counter-protesters block a slow roll convoy from making its way in front of Kingston city hall. Global News

There were tense moments in downtown Kingston, Ont., on Saturday, as a rolling convoy supporting the anti-mandate movement rolled through the Limestone City.

Protesters opposed to the anti-mandate movement blocked the convoy as it approached city hall forcing it to be re-routed.

As the convoy made its way through Kingston, supporters of the protest and those against it lined up on opposite sides of the street in front of city hall.

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“In the light of what was happening in Ottawa I felt like I needed to do something positive,” counter-protester Gisele Dalbec-Szczesniak said.

Attempts to get interviews with some of the protesters supporting the convoy were rebuffed.

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As the rolling convoy made its way to city hall, those opposed to the anti-mandate protest blocked Ontario Street, forcing the convoy to be re-routed. For a few tense moments, Kingston police were the only barrier between the two opposing sides.

Cooler heads did prevail and the convoy was eventually re-routed up Brock Street. Saturday’s protest lasted only a few hours.

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