An Ottawa Police Chief says military action is being considered as a means to clear out truckers involved in a “Freedom Convoy” protest, while others are demanding funds from a GoFundMe account benefitting the group be seized by the government.
The trucker convoy is a massive demonstration against the US-Canada cross-border vaccine mandate, introduced by the Government of Canada on January 15, 2022.
Peter Sloly, Ottawa Police Chief, stated that the city was considering every option for ending the demonstration and clearing out the streets.
“The range of illegal, dangerous and unacceptable activities is beyond the ability to list and the time that we have there today,” Sloly told a meeting of city councilors.
Contrary to his assessment, a New York Times report indicates the convoy has been “raucous but largely peaceful.”
“We’re looking at every single option, including military aid to civil power,” Chief Sloly said. “As I said before, every option is being looked at.”
He notes that all options come with risks, but the military “option in particular, would come with massive risks.”
Ottawa politicians have been talking about the possibility of lowering the power of the military on the people. https://t.co/uTf91Hn6Zv
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) February 3, 2022
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A Military Operation and the Seizure OF Funds Threaten Freedom Convoy
The ‘Freedom Convoy,’ in addition to being threatened with military action, also has officials demanding that the government seize their assets from a fundraising effort on behalf of the group on the crowd-funding site GoFundMe.
Site suspended the campaign Wednesday night, after it raised nearly $8 Million.
Ottawa City Councilor Diane Deans, a member of the country’s Liberal Party, told the mayor to contact GoFundMe and advise them to “cease and desist sending money to these unlawful protesters.”
Deans referred to the ‘Freedom Convoy’ as “mercenaries.”
NOW – #Ottawa City Council: “We need cut off the pipeline of funding to these… mercenaries that are unlawfully protesting and occupying our communities.” pic.twitter.com/9i0j0VuYYi
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) February 2, 2022
Mathieu Fleury of Ottawa City Council, who is a Liberal just like Deans tweeted that he had a plan to take the cash from the Canadian trucker convoy.
“This morning, I have asked the city manager and city solicitor to immediately launch court proceedings targeting the millions of dollars in funds frozen by @GoFundMe so Ottawa taxpayers are not left holding the bag for these protests,” Fleury reportedly tweeted.
UPDATE – This tweet has now been deleted: pic.twitter.com/4FPcpJmUYE
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) January 31, 2022
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Canada Must Not Fall
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, emerging from an “undisclosed location” since the ‘Freedom Convoy’ arrived, indicates the federal government is working with Ottawa police to clear out the truckers.
“We will continue to work with law enforcement agencies to ensure that people are protected and to ensure that this protest, which is now becoming illegal, does come to an end,” said Trudeau, who Fox News host Tucker Carlson described as a “tyrant.”
The huge protest arrived in Ottawa last weekend and was attended by thousands of people on the streets as well as farmers using tractor to protest against the removal of COVID restrictions.
Trudeau slammed the truckers for allegedly spreading “hateful rhetoric,” expressing “violence toward fellow citizens,” and being “an insult to memory and truth.”
That, ladies and gentleman, is what we in the business call ‘projection.’
Canadian Truckers are completely SHAMED and EXPOSED Trudeau. Tucker will SAVAGELY deal this last blow.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 1, 2022
Like any other great dictatorship, the use of military force with the confiscation of assets is essential, but it’s also important to control the flow of information.
Like clockwork, Facebook has been accused of trying to suppress information regarding a similar effort to start a ‘Freedom Convoy’ in the United States.
A page titled “Convoy to D.C. 2022,” has reportedly been removed by Facebook in what organizer Jeremy Johnson described as “censorship at its finest.”
Facebook says the page was in violation of Qanon’s policies. However, organizers maintain that any mention made about the conspiracy group can only be done by people who comment on the post.
US truckers slam Facebook for removing page organizing DC freedom convoy: ‘Censorship at its finest’ https://t.co/Ergl5W1V2S
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 2, 2022
Other pages and groups attempting to organize information for an American ‘Freedom Convoy’ have sprung up on the social media platform.
Localized groups may also organize to be part of the main convoy heading to Washington D.C.
One public group, ‘The Freedom Convoy to DC – Northeast Route’ describes themselves as “a nonviolent, leaderless, First Amendment, peaceful assembly of Americans seeking Redress of Grievances” involving onerous mandates.
“We are not anti-government; we are pro-Constitution,” the group, now nearly 15,000 people strong, states.
The West’s liberal democracy would face a dangerous turning point if Canadian truckers are dispersed by seizure financial assets or military action.