Opening arguments set for Coutts blockade trial

By The Canadian Press

Opening arguments are scheduled today in the trial for three men charged for their role in the blockade of the Canada-U.S. border at Coutts.

The blockade over COVID-19 pandemic health restrictions paralyzed Alberta’s main border crossing with Montana for more than two weeks in 2022. 

Marco Van Huigenbos, Alex Van Herk and Gerhard Janzen are charged with mischief over $5,000. 

Jurors were picked Tuesday after they were quizzed on their opinions about the COVID-19 lockdowns and the blockade.

The Crown is set to lay out its case when court resumes this morning in Lethbridge.

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