“OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Police arrested scores of demonstrators and towed away vehicles Friday in Canada’s besieged capital, and a stream of trucks started leaving under the pressure, raising authorities’ hopes for an end to the three-week protest against the country’s COVID-19 restrictions.
By evening, at least 100 people had been arrested, mostly on mischief charges, and nearly two dozen vehicles had been towed, including all of those blocking one of the city’s major streets, authorities said. One officer had a minor injury, but no protesters were hurt, interim Ottawa Police Chief Steve Bell said.
Police “continue to push forward to take control of our streets,” he said, adding: “We will work day and night until this is completed.”
Those arrested included four protest leaders. One received bail while the others remained jailed.
The crackdown on the self-styled Freedom Convoy began in the morning, when hundreds of police, some in riot gear and some carrying automatic weapons, descended into the protest zone and began leading demonstrators away in handcuffs through the snowy streets as holdout truckers blared their horns.”
Comment: A columnist in The Telegraph writes that after a trip to Canada he found the Canadians to be “almost Comically polite.” No more. First Trudeau arrests you and seizes your money, then he threatens to kill your dog, and now police horses are used to trample demonstrators.
The Canadian government was careful to disarm the citizenry while creatures like Trudeau amassed power. That being the case, pilgrims, I suppose that this repression will “stick.”
BTW, what is that flag? pl