The lawless crackdown on the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa this week is hard to put into words.
For more than three weeks, protesters waited for some form of dialogue with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or anyone from the federal government. A simple wish for freedom of personal choice, ability to work & do their jobs and be part of a functioning society.
Apparently it was too much to ask of the public servants elected to serve the people. Freedom is not open for debate in Canada.
Instead of hearing the protesters or even contemplating a potential plan to remove mandates and restore freedoms, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau labeled those in Ottawa as racists and needlessly invoked the Emergency Act so he could release the goon squad.
Admittedly, I was skeptical as to whether the police would step up and do Trudeau’s dirty work. I’ve seen plenty of officers doing good deeds and videos of current/former officers reminding us their oath is to protect and serve the people, not enforce the rule of tyrants.
While the protesters may have been a nuisance to some with their fireworks, bouncy castles, hot tubs and horns they were certainly not violent extremists that warranted the kind of action we saw on Friday and Saturday.
I saw no:
- Attempts to set trains on fire
- Trains derailing off the tracks
- Statues being desecrated
- Monuments being torn down
- Destruction and violence on the streets
Regardless the peacefulness of the protest, some police were eager to step up and bully Canadians who simply want their Charter Freedoms. The pictures and photos across social media were shocking and disappointing.
If you missed them, here’s a look: