WATCH: Shocking violence by Trudeau’s police against trucker protest 

Despite many media claims to the contrary, including Ireland’s RTÉ, there was no violence at the trucker’s protest in Ottawa until Justin Trudeau’s police showed up. 

That’s according to the Canadian on-the-scene reporter for the Toronto Sun who noted:

“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.”

Reporter Joe Warmington wrote that:

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.

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.”

Hundreds of videos and photographs on social media captured the scene where the police smashed down on truckers and their families who had led the Freedom Convoy 2022 to Ottawa to protest mandated Covid vaccines.

U.S. broadcaster Tucker Carlson said that the violence was “sponsored by Trudeau” – and that the definition of tyranny was suppressing one’s own citizenry, while denying their civil rights and preventing journalists from reporting on it.

He said independent journalists had been targeted by Trudeau and had been arrested while reporting from the scene.

 

Canada’s attempt to break the protest using the suspension of civil rights and police force has attracted widespread criticism internationally and met with opposition from civil rights groups in the country.

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association said that “the federal government has not met the threshold necessary to invoke the Emergencies Act. This law creates a high and clear standard for good reason: the Act allows government to bypass ordinary democratic processes. This standard has not been met.”

The Deputy Prime Minister claimed that the “illegal blockades have highlighted the fact that crowdfunding platforms, and some of the payment service providers they use, are not fully captured under the Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act. ”

But the peaceful protests, while they may have caused disruption, could not be described as amounting to crime or terrorism.

Trudeau sees the continuing protest as a challenge to his government’s stance on Covid restrictions and mandating vaccines, even though the milder Omicron variant has driven a huge rise in Covid cases has led to most countries minimising coronavirus curtailments.

Polls show a backlash against the Prime Minister’s depiction of the protesters as “racist” and “misogynist” –  with almost half of those polled saying they believed the truckers protest was “legitimate” while two-thirds of Canadians thought Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s actions have made the situation worse.

“The Emergencies Act can only be invoked when a situation “seriously threatens the ability of the Government of Canada to preserve the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Canada” and when the situation “cannot be effectively dealt with under any other law of Canada,” the Canadian Civil Liberties Association said.

“Governments regularly deal with difficult situations, and do so using powers granted to them by democratically elected representatives. Emergency legislation should not be normalized. It threatens our democracy and our civil liberties.”

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