Ottawa Declares State of Emergency; Reports of Police Arresting Truckers, Seizing Fuel

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The mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson, has now declared a state of emergency in the Canadian capital over the Freedom Convoy trucker protest that has been occupying the city.


Watson declared the protest a “serious danger and threat” in a formal statement.

“Declaring a state of emergency reflects the serious danger and threat to the safety and security of residents posed by the ongoing demonstrations and highlights the need for support from other jurisdictions and levels of government,” the city said in a statement.

The statement went on to explain that the emergency declaration offers the city greater flexibility “to manage business continuity for essential services for its residents and enables a more flexible procurement process, which could help purchase equipment required by frontline workers and first responders.”

This is apparently what they’re afraid of.


This is beautiful:

Unlike the BLM or Occupy, there are no rape tents; there’s no burning and smashing of property. So naturally, the government supports BLM, but they don’t support this. Justin Trudeau knelt with the BLM; he falsely calls these people racists.

It’s been so inspiring, it’s spread to other cities like Toronto as well, where you have similar scenes of people coming out.

In these protests, you can see something that has been missing from the world for a while with the oppression of the government over the pandemic — that’s joy and celebration. People celebrating and championing freedom, the way all the world wants to. It’s this that has been so little valued by those in power the last couple of years. It’s this that they have so abused for their own power and purposes.

But the government is now trying to drop the hammer on the joy. The Ottawa Police announced that anyone providing “material supports” to the protesters, such as “gas, etc.,” could be subject to arrest, as we reported earlier.


This is of questionable legality, I’m not sure what law they think prevents people from bringing people “support,” but theoretically this statement could apply to anything, even food as well, not just gas.

Now, there are reports that the police are arresting people.

They are seizing fuel from people who are trying to bring it to the protesters. They’re very heavily outfitted like SWAT or terrorism officers.



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