Man Arrested for Hit and Run on Freedom Convoy Protesters Has Revealing Background – Opinion

On February 5, we reported about an accident at the Freedom Convoy protest, Winnepeg Canada. Four people were being protested against vaccine mandates when an SUV struck them. Protesters weren’t blocking roads as BLM members, instead cars were passing through the protest area while they held up signs and were protesting.

The injuries to three of the victims were minor and they received treatment at the scene. One needed more attention so he was taken to hospital and treated and then released by the police.

After striking the pedestrians, the car drove off. The vehicle then blew through the red light, and the police eventually caught the man. He was later arrested by the police after an argument.

The police have now identified the man as David Alexander Zegarac, 42, and they’ve charged him with four counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of dangerous operation of a conveyance causing bodily harm, two counts of failure to stop after an accident knowing that the driver was reckless, two counts of failing to stop at the scene of an accident and one count of dangerous operation of a conveyance.

Police spokesperson Constable Rob Carver said he could not comment on motivation for the alleged attack yet, but he said, “The driver had blurted out statements that made police think it wasn’t about pandemic-related mandates.”

From CBC

“Some comments were made by the accused that tends to suggest this was not specifically about the [vaccine] mandates,” Carver said. “He wasn’t for or against any of the general views that are floating around this country.”

How could these statements possibly be possible? It will be fascinating to see what the other statements could mean as we learn more about this case.

Most media ignores David Zegarac’s interesting history. He’s a punk rock musician who was in The Brat Attack, The Dead Peasants Revolt, the Black Mask Brigade, and Class War Kids. If these names seem to suggest that he has political tendencies, then you are correct.

He is linked to activist and anarchist activities through pieces in the local media.


Doyle and Zegarac founded the Applecart Collective to support budding anarchists and activists. The names were taken from the now-defunct group and radical Winnipeg newspaper.

They are planning to put on band shows, distribute progressive literature and produce zine.

And since there’s no such thing as hierearchy in anarchism, people can be involved any way they want—from contributing to the zine, to pursuing more radical activism.

Starting Straight

“We’re definitely gearing up for an overhaul of the whole system,” says Zegarac, on the line from a tour stop in Cambridge, Ontario. “But we know that it might not happen in our lifetimes, so in the meantime we’re fighting against social injustice. We’re trying to get kids and youth involved in politics and doing activism work. Music has become secondary to the initial need to get the message out.”

As far as rock music goes, Winnipeg may still be best known as the original home of the Guess Who, but Zegarac says that that band’s “Share the Land” credo is still being voiced in metropolitan Manitoba. “There’s a huge activist scene in Winnipeg right now,” he says. “We have the Mondragon, which is like a huge anarchist bookstore/coffeeshop/restaurant, with, like, the A-Zone upstairs, with G-7 Records and a whole bunch of different activist groups based out of there.”

Here’s a sample of his lyrics which make clear what his politics were.

In addition to the politics, there’s a picture that may say it all.

When you’re wearing a mask by yourself in your car, you’re pretty far gone.

The police statements don’t indicate that they know this information yet, but then again, they wouldn’t necessarily put what they know out in public until they have more evidence. But when they’re thinking about motives, all of this may be a good direction in which to look.

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