Ottawa mayor calls out protesters who placed upside-down Canadian flag on Terry Fox statue

Ottawa mayor calls out protesters who placed upside-down Canadian flag on Terry Fox statue

The Terry Fox statue in downtown Ottawa had a protest sign and upside down Canadian flag placed on it on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. (Andrew Pinsent/Newstalk 580 CFRA). The Terry Fox statue in downtown Ottawa had a protest sign and upside down Canadian flag placed on it on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. (Andrew Pinsent/Newstalk 580 CFRA).

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Celebrations, protests take place on Canada Day in Ottawa

Thousands of people wearing red and white and waiving Canadian flags packed downtown Ottawa to celebrate Canada's 155th birthday on Friday, while groups of protesters popped up around Parliament Hill to protest COVID-19 vaccines and federal restrictions.

Wellington Street in front of Parliament Hill on Friday evening, as Canadians celebrated Canada's 155th birthday. (Jeremie Charron/CTV News Ottawa)