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More than 100 Protesters Arrested in Ottawa, Despite Claims in Facebook Video

More than 100 Protesters Arrested in Ottawa, Despite Claims in Facebook Video

More than 100 people were arrested during the Freedom Convoy protests in Ottawa. But a video on social media falsely claimed protesters were released “in the middle of nowhere” because the arrests were “illegal.” An associate professor of law who observed the protests said that “police had the authority to arrest and charge everyone in the illegal gathering.”

FEMA Staff and Contracted Medical Workers Are Required to Follow Vaccine Mandate

FEMA Staff and Contracted Medical Workers Are Required to Follow Vaccine Mandate

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is deploying contracted medical workers to understaffed hospitals, where they are required to comply with COVID-19 vaccine mandates. But social media posts falsely claim that “doctors and nurses are being forced to quit over the mandates,” while the workers sent by FEMA are “exempt.”