Ottawa police deny rumor woman seen trampled by horse died, but social media isn’t convinced

The news in Ottawa is getting increasingly ugly, as reports that an elderly woman seen trampled by horse-mounted police has died at the hospital have begun to circulate on social media.

In response to orders issued under Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new powers granted under his invocation of the Emergencies Act, Ottawa police have begun taking a horrifying, heavy-handed approach to the Freedom Convoy protesters, BizPac Review reported.

As mounted police charged through a crowd of protesters who chose to brave the cold and threat of arrest to stand against authoritarian government overreach, video surfaced of an elderly woman falling under the hoofs of police horses.

Ottawa Police quickly issued a tweet claiming no one was seriously injured and that the horses were fine.

“We hear your concern for people on the ground after the horses dispersed a crowd,” they tweeted. “Anyone who fell got up and walked away. We’re unaware of any injuries. A bicycle was thrown at a horse further down the line and caused the horse to trip. The horse was uninjured.”

The post sparked a flurry of tweets from those who watched the video and saw something completely different.

“You’re lying and the entire world knows it,” tweeted Matt Kibbe.

Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Monica Crowley tweeted: “Look at this Orwellian bullsh*t.”

“Not sure if an old lady’s walker can be used as a bicycle,” tweeted Marc Lobliner, adding, “You disgusting Nazis.”

And Jack Posobiec stated, “They won’t stop lying. This is about setting a narrative. Watch as all regime journalists fall in line.”

Well, one journalist who is definitely NOT falling in line is Fox News contributor Sara A. Carter, who tweeted, “Reports are the woman trampled by a Canadian horse patrol just died at the hospital.”

Again, Ottawa Police are denying the claim, as Hal Roberts pointed out.

“Please note: No one has been seriously injured or passed away in any of today’s police actions,” tweeted Ottawa Police. “Safety is our priority.”

But assurances from Ottawa Police aren’t convincing many citizens.

“Read the replies,” tweeted one user. “Do they think people are blind or can’t see video coverage?”

“Holy cow,” tweeted another. “Police claim elderly woman’s mobility walker was a bicycle. The horses trampled her into the ground, it is all clear on video.”

“Mostly peaceful horse trampling of grandma,” tweeted a third.

As of this writing, the report of the woman’s death has neither been confirmed nor denied to anyone’s satisfaction, but it is continuing to circulate, and the situation is becoming even more tense.

“If this elderly woman on a mobility scooter really died, as some are reporting, Justin Trudeau should be charged with her murder,” tweeted Avi Yemini.

Meanwhile, Rebel News reporter Alexa Lavoie has apparently been “seriously injured” on the frontlines of the protests and was subjected to tear gas.

And perhaps most disturbing in all of this was the point made by Posobiec.

“Trudeau could have sent the police in last night when there were far fewer protesters there,” he tweeted. “They waited for morning to crackdown because they wanted the world to see it.”

Melissa Fine


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