After invoking the “Emergencies Act” in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave not only the government extreme power of citizens, but now law enforcement are able to use excessive force when disbanding the protests. Recently, officers, fashioned in riot gear and wearing masks, pushed through the front lines of the protests, arresting fellow Canadians. But while there is no denying the violence being shown against the peaceful protesters making up the Freedom Convoy, the threat of being charged, imprisoned, and financially ruined might be nothing more than a scare tactic by the Canadian government.
In the video, which is featured below, the police can clearly be seen rounding up protesters and arresting them. For one person, a group of officers was literally carrying the handcuffed person all the way to the police vehicles. But again, while the officers are showing little restraint against the protesters and supposedly clearing key areas in Ottawa, the display of force might be nothing but theatrics.
Following over 70 arrests made by the police, a fellow protester who has stood on the front lines detailed how law enforcement are rounding up people, but it is all for the cameras. The protester not only mocked the Canadian government for doing nothing more than arresting people and then dropping them off in the middle of nowhere, but reminded people that since the protests have been peaceful, they can’t be charged. And although he is only one protesters, he isn’t the only one sharing stories about being arrested and released in random locations. Take a look.
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