Turns out the lasting image of the Freedom Convoy protest at Parliament Hill will not be bouncy castles but that of a woman with a walker being trampled by a police horse
The violence the Prime Minister has expressed concern about during the three-week protest in Ottawa didn’t unfold until Justin Trudeau’s Emergencies Act police army was sent in to disperse the crowd.
The three major incidents Friday, under a form of martial law, were grotesque.
Video of Toronto Police Mounted Unit officers charging into the crowd and at least one horse trampling multiple people — including an elderly woman with a walker — was disturbing (LINK),
But that was not the only troubling incident.
Another saw a protester behind a police line repeatedly being smashed with an officer’s rifle.
And convoy organizer Benjamin Dichter also told the Toronto Sun “one of drivers had his truck windows smashed by Ottawa Police (with) guns drawn and (he was) dragged out of his vehicle by force.
It’s ironic when you think back to three weeks ago.
“Of course I’m concerned,” Trudeau told The Canadian Press on Jan. 28. “A number of people are there without wanting to incite violence, but there are going to be, as we’ve heard, a small group of people in there who are posing a threat to themselves, to each other, to Canadians.”
But instead of violence there were bouncy castles, hot tubs, pancake breakfasts, pig roasts, road hockey games, dancing and fireworks displays.
While Trudeau tried to pin the online postings of a Swastika and Confederate flag on the truckers, they brought in a crane to rise the Canadian flag and sang O Canada every day. They definitely wore out their welcome while clogging up the parliamentary district of Ottawa, not wearing masks and excessively honking their horns.
But they didn’t cause violence.
So why the heavy hand in their mission to win back the city? That’s the question Ottawa Police, the Prime Minister, Premier Doug Ford and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson need to answer.
I have asked for the names and conditions of the people trampled, the person hit with the rifle and also the man allegedly arrested at gunpoint after having his truck windows smashed out.
Ottawa cops have tweeted no protesters or police were seriously injured on Friday.
It may have looked like a police state Friday. But it’s not one. That said, the Trudeau government had already obscenely used blunt force by deputizing Canada’s banks to freeze the accounts of protesters and threatening to cancel their licences, insurance and even take away their pets and children.
No matter how it’s spun at the end of the day, a majority of these protesters merely didn’t want to take a vaccine, parked illegally, honked their horns and disobeyed Trudeau. It’s not enough to hurt them
This was not ISIS out there. It was Canadians with charter rights. But the rhetoric was revved up by Trudeau as if it was a terror cell putting Canada’s democracy at risk.
Perhaps the worst thing that happened Friday was the fact that the scheduled debate in the House of Commons was postponed for so-called security reasons, even though the past two years has seen many online debates during the pandemic.
“I‘m disturbed and saddened by what we are seeing today in Ottawa,” tweeted Opposition Leader Candice Bergen who is Conservative interim leader. “This situation was created by the PM and his desire to divide Canadians."
Trudeau must be asked to answer why was it necessary to make the front of the parliament looked like a civil war Friday.
It is true the protesters were a nuisance, but it wasn’t them who were violent.
Thank You Joe Warmington. Your article is the first I've read in legacy media that comes close to telling the truth on the ground in Ottawa and it gives me hope for some of Canadian media.
Other media dare not publish the truth for some reason. This CFCJ Kamloops, B.C. article claims the police showed 'patience and restraint' (LINK) while beating and trampling Canadians. Pattison Media and Aaron Schulze who are responsible for this claim are liars when faced with actual events on the ground as reported by hundreds of other, more truthful people and media outlets.
This is a war on Canadians. It was not started by Canadians, it was started and is being executed by Trudeau, Freeland and all the other Business and Banking interests attempting to run Canada. If you cannot see this by now then there is no hope for Canada because we need ALL Canadians to stand up to this brutal, lying tyrannical regime pretending to be a Canadian government.