The Embassy Cultural House (ECH) applauds and supports Zexi Li, a resident of Centretown, Ottawa, who has courageously brought a court injunction against the actions of the illegal occupiers of downtown Ottawa, over the “suffering and sound torture" caused by the use of truck horns blaring 24/7 and other disruptions and intimidation.
Zexi Li's courage has continued with a $306 million class-action lawsuit against the organizing participants in the “Freedom Convoy" who can only be described as transnational criminals in their illegal occupation of the city of Ottawa.
Please watch this interview with Zexi Li on CBC:
Ottawa resident says locals were 'suffering' under convoy occupation
This ECH statement of support also acknowledges all of the other residents of Ottawa who organized blockades, on Cooper Street and at Bank St. and Riverside Drive, to stop more trucks and vehicles from entering the downtown area.
There is a fund-raising campaign to support the class-action lawsuit: The Ottawa Fund. The ECH urges all those who are able to support Zexi Li and the people of Centretown, Ottawa.
See articles in the Ottawa Citizen on the women organizing to “Stop the Occupation" of Ottawa and an article by Archana Rampuse on Feb. 14 on rabble.ca: From the frontlines: Ottawa community blocks trucks headed for downtown convoy. Also: ByWard Market, Sandy Hill residents join class-action suit and Meet the 21-year-old Ottawa woman behind the injunction that silenced the honking.
Important statement from Ottawa Cultural Organizations:
The Embassy Cultural House is happy to share the news of a new Black Community Public Library that is set to open in London, Ontario.
To learn more, please click the link below to read the recent CBC article by Isha Bhargava.
A new Black Community Public Library is launching in London, Ont., at the end of January, featuring books of various genres written by Black authors from Canada and around the world.
Updates on the London Arts Community