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Aerial view of Ottawa.

Aerial view of Ottawa.

It looks like the citizens of Ottawa may need to get their earplugs out again because "Rolling Thunder," a motorcycle demonstration, is set to come into town next week.

The rally is planned for April 29-30 and will bring bikers to Ottawa to "peacefully celebrate" freedom and to lay down a wreath, according to a post on Freedom Fighters Canada's website.

In a video attached to the post, an individual referred to as "brother Neil" emphasized that the event will not be "Freedom Convoy 2.0" — a demonstration that occupied Ottawa for weeks in January and February in protest of government mandates.

"What we are there to do is to celebrate our freedom. We are going to put a wreath at the foot of the monument. This is not a protest of the government. We've already done that and exposed them, so this is about bikes," said Neil.

Ottawa police told Narcity that they are aware of the impending demonstration and "continue to prepare" for it.

"The Interim Chief will be providing an update to the Board and public on Monday as part of his verbal report," Constable Paramjit Singh said.

The planned demonstration has been promoted by Freedom Fighters Canada and Veterans 4 Freedom.

In a video posted to Veterans for Freedom's Facebook page, Neil further explains that riders are taking to Ottawa to reclaim the war memorial by laying a wreath down after veterans were allegedly removed from the area "by force" during the Freedom Convoy.

"They desecrated that, so what we are going to do [is] we are going to lay a wreath," he said. "We are going to give that monument back its dignity."

"It's going to be loud, so bring some earplugs," Neil added.

During the Freedom Convoy demonstration, Ottawa police asked demonstrators to leave the city or possibly face arrest or other consequences and said they were prepared to use lawful techniques that aren't commonly used to bring the occupation to an end.

Freedom Fighters Canada told Narcity that the Rolling Thunder rally is in "support of our Veterans, the end to all mandates, the end to the tyrannical bills being passed, and the end to lobbyist and globalist control over Canada."

They said the bikers will stay for the weekend and then disperse on Sunday

This story has been updated.

    Brooke Houghton
    Toronto Staff Writer
    Brooke Houghton is a Staff Writer for Narcity Canada's Ontario Desk focused on celebrity news and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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