OTTAWA POLICE SEIZE FUEL From Freedom Convoy Protest Site, Make More Arrests: TRUDEAU REFUSES to Meet With Truckers (VIDEO)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he won’t be meeting with the protesters. No surprise there.

From theepochtimes.com

Police in Canada’s capital have begun to seize fuel and say they have made multiple arrests after issuing a statement saying that those trying to bring supplies to support the thousands of protesters opposed to COVID-19 mandates and restrictions gathered in the city would be arrested.

“IMPORTANT: Anyone attempting to bring material supports (gas, etc.) to the demonstrators could be subject to arrest. Enforcement is underway,” Ottawa police said in a statement on social media on Feb. 6 in the early afternoon.

In a statement issued at 9 p.m. local time, police said they have arrested seven people. The arrests were for mischief charges throughout the day.

Police also said they had seized multiple vehicles and fuel containers.

Protesters who spoke to The Epoch Times said police didn’t arrest them on Feb. 6 for carrying fuel, but gave them a warning that they would be facing arrest for bringing in fuel to the protest site starting on Feb. 7.

Earlier on Feb. 6, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson declared a state of emergency, which he said, “highlights the need for support from other jurisdictions and levels of government.”

Protest organizers say their demonstration is peaceful.

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Protesters gather in Parliament Hill in Ottawa to demonstrate against COVID-19 mandates and restrictions on Feb. 5, 2022. (Jonathan Ren/The Epoch Times)

The protest started as a demonstration by truckers against the federal government’s requirement for cross-border truck drivers to be vaccinated, but has since evolved into a large movement joined by people from across Canada to oppose different COVID-19 mandates and restrictions. Vehicle convoys came to Ottawa on Jan. 29, and many have stayed in the city, with trucks and other vehicles parked by Parliament Hill. Many protesters say they will remain until the mandates are lifted.

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF), a legal group representing the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa, said “police would be breaking the law if police attempt to intimidate or arrest people who bring food or other supplies to truckers who are peacefully exercising their Charter rights and freedoms in Ottawa.”

“People who bring food, water, gasoline or other supplies to peacefully protesting truckers are not breaking any law. There is no basis for this police threat,” JCCF lawyer Nicholas Wansbutter said in a statement.

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“In a free and democratic society that is governed by the rule of law, citizens can freely associate with each other, including the giving and receiving of goods and gifts. There is no law that would allow the Ottawa Police to arrest people for giving fuel or food to another Canadian.”

Protest organizers say they are willing to talk with the government, but so far no government representatives have contacted them.

“The first thing they’ve got to do is call us. … We’re sitting here, we’re waiting by the phone,” protest organizer Benjamin Dichter said in a press conference in Ottawa on Feb. 6.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he won’t be meeting with the protesters.

5 thoughts on “OTTAWA POLICE SEIZE FUEL From Freedom Convoy Protest Site, Make More Arrests: TRUDEAU REFUSES to Meet With Truckers (VIDEO)

  1. saintsnotaints

    Happy & sad. The big victory is more and more become awake from the truckers patriotic and freedom event. The sad is justin trudeau castro and his henchmen will not back down.physical victory is unobtainable in non violent way from evil rulers.the truckers are only warring for minds and do have some victorys in a province or two and some jurisdictiona.
    Am upset a week in of peace that the serpent creeps in with its forces.
    Thank God that God is watching and his flock will have reward at some point.

  2. ghagge@gvtc.com

    Why are they stealing the fuel from the truckers that paid for that fuel? That is theft. Truckers need to stick together and sue the heck out of Trudeau.

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