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ByWard resident takes on ‘scary characters’

Former Chelsea resident harassed by downtown protestors

John Hennessy has had enough of the “bullies and goons” holding Ottawa hostage.


The former Chelsea resident who now lives in the ByWard Market was surrounded by a group of demonstrators and harassed as he was walking along Rideau Street on Feb. 11. In a widely shared video online, you can see the protesters – about a dozen of them – quickly close in on Hennessy and begin chanting “freedom” over and over as he tries to speak to reporters.


ByWard Market resident John Hennessy was surrounded by a group of protestors on Feb. 11 while he walked downtown near his home. The former Chelsea resident has been dealing with excessive noise, partying and deafening air horns from big rigs parked downtown as part of the Freedom Convoy. Graham Richardson, CTV Ottawa photo
ByWard Market resident John Hennessy was surrounded by a group of protestors on Feb. 11 while he walked downtown near his home. The former Chelsea resident has been dealing with excessive noise, partying and deafening air horns from big rigs parked downtown as part of the Freedom Convoy. Graham Richardson, CTV Ott