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And so it begins… Ottawa Police are issuing tickets and warnings to protesters that if they don’t leave the area immediately, they could face arrest.
Ottawa Police are trying to prevent the protesting truckers in front of Parliament from continuing on into what will be a long weekend in Canada.
Check out how the Associated Press reports the move:
Ottawa police trying to break the nearly three-week siege of the capital by truckers protesting Canada’s COVID-19 restrictions began handing out leaflets Wednesday warning drivers to leave immediately or risk arrest.
Authorities in yellow “police liaison” vests went from rig to rig, knocking on the doors of the trucks parked outside Parliament, to inform truckers they could also lose their licenses and see their vehicles seized under Canada’s Emergencies Act.
Police also began ticketing vehicles.
Source: The Associated Press
Video and photos are circulating on social media of the Ottawa Police giving the truckers notice to leave.
Police warning truckers and protestors in Ottawa they could be arrested. One of the officers told me there’s no timeline as to when the arrests could start, but they want to make the protestors aware of the ramifications if they continue to block the street. pic.twitter.com/sfmf7e1Lh9
— Grady Trimble (@Grady_Trimble) February 16, 2022
This is being handed out to Freedom Convoy protesters by the Ottawa Police.
“You must leave the area now.” pic.twitter.com/iGWXuZcjdB
— Marie Oakes (@TheMarieOakes) February 16, 2022
Trudeau’s invocation of the Emergencies Act is hitting the protesters in the wallet by going after their funding, but it’s also going after their children.
CTV News reported on Tuesday that the following can now be prohibited under the Emergencies Act:
- bringing children under the age of 18 to participate in trucker convoy protests;
- travelling to or from a protest site with the intention of taking part or offering support like supplying fuel;
- travelling to Canada as a foreign national with the intention of participating in convoy protests;
- taking part in so-called slow-rolling by motorists intent on impeding the free flow of traffic; and
- crowdfunding sites have to register with a federal financial oversight body if they are in possession or control of any funds associated with the convoy.
In addition, certain areas will be designated “protected” and protest will not be permitted there. Those areas include, (but are not limited to,) airports, ports, truck depots, hospitals, trade corridors, and international crossings.
The senior official briefing reporters on the government’s actions said, “These measures will be enforced today.”
The invocation of emergency measures would also allow the government to compel towing companies to tow the trucks away.
Canadian independent journalist Andrew Lawton did a fine job combing through the “Proclamation Declaring A Public Emergency” and reporting on the details.
Though it’s also illegal to bring yourself there too. pic.twitter.com/tjOPsr0ZV2
— Andrew Lawton (@AndrewLawton) February 16, 2022
Here’s where the government gives itself the power to conscript tow truck and impound lot operators. pic.twitter.com/gLnVdl3dIh
— Andrew Lawton (@AndrewLawton) February 16, 2022
If normal police action was available to stop what the Prime Minister called a “small fringe minority with unacceptable views” then why did Fürher Trudeau have to invoke the Emergencies Act to give the government unprecedented powers that include limiting where people can gather and freezing their bank accounts with no warrant?
- Trudeau Invokes Emergencies Act To End Trucker Protest — Gets Blasted By Canadian Civil Liberties Group
Trudeau’s dictatorial order has been widely criticized in op-ed pages worldwide. Here are just a handful of headlines from Corporate Media outlets that cover the political spectrum:
“The Ottawa Trucker Protests Are a Test of Democracy” — New York Times Editorial Board
“Trudeau’s Power Grab Is Unconstitutional” — Newsweek
“Trudeau’s totalitarian turn” — The Spectator UK
“Justin Trudeau’s Trucker Emergency” — The Wall Street Journal
Many of the truckers in Ottawa are preparing to “Hold The Line” until all of the unscientific COVID mandates are lifted.
Tamara Lich, the Métis woman who is one of the leaders of the convoy has said that truckers are committed to staying for as long as it takes.
?BREAKING? PRESS CONFERENCE – TAMARA LICH & BRIAN PECKFORD #Ottawa#TruckersForFreedom2022
HOLD THE LINE ??
LINK: https://t.co/Vw56Yx8u9t pic.twitter.com/Ehnkon4nXd
— ??Freedom??? (@1AmKa3) February 14, 2022
Here’s what one of the truckers had to say after receiving the notice:
.@OttawaPolice are handing out notices to truckers. “You must leave the area now”.
Listen to this truckers experience getting the notice earlier today. https://t.co/8hpC710hZK pic.twitter.com/OKvWcawUNU
— Lincoln Jay (@lincolnmjay) February 16, 2022
The truckers are winning. Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, and Prince Edward Island have all agreed to end the restrictions in the coming weeks, including vaccine passports.
We really don’t deserve them.
The truckers are waking people up. Many Canadians want these mandates to end — even some that disagree with the protest itself.
BREAKING NOW IN CANADA… pic.twitter.com/eeYz2i2E9g
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) February 16, 2022
God bless everyone who participated and supported the Freedom Convoy!
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