Has it really come to this?
The Freedom Convoy in Ontario, Canada has remained peaceful for several weeks now.
In spite of this, members of the mainstream media have called for the peaceful protestors to removed forcefully.
Now, Justin Trudeau has deployed snipers against the protesters.
Police in Canada are focused on the Ambassador Bridge, which connects Windsor, Ontario to the US city of Detroit.
Snipers have been deployed at a nearby rooftop, and police are removing protesters one by one.
Police are threatening to arrest anyone who remains.
The enforcement in Canada focused on the Ambassador Bridge, which connects the city of Windsor, Ontario to Detroit. https://t.co/FPjTibKQL0
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) February 12, 2022
Here’s the latest from Newsweek:
Police crackdowns against “Freedom Convoy” protests began on Saturday, with authorities working to clear anti-COVID-mandate demonstrators in Canada and France.
The enforcement in Canada focused on the Ambassador Bridge, which connects the city of Windsor, Ontario to Detroit. The bridge was one of the locations focused on by Canadian truckers, who formed a blockade preventing travel across the major economic thoroughfare.
On Saturday morning, reporter Sean O’Shea shared an on-the-ground look at the situation in Windsor on Twitter. At one point, he noted the presence of both “tactical teams” and “snipers on the roof.”
Police surrounded the protesters front and back. Large police armoured personnel carrier has been brought up in the distance. Snipers on the roof of customs building. pic.twitter.com/sI295G7hUV
— 𝚂𝚎á𝚗 𝙾’𝚂𝚑𝚎𝚊 Global News (@ConsumerSOS) February 12, 2022
Other social media users provided images of the current police presence in Ontario:
— Aaron Rock (@DrAaronRock) February 12, 2022
I just want to point out the fact that there are snipers on top of a building behind this reporter in Canada. This is absolutely heartbreaking to watch. Talk about Big Brother. pic.twitter.com/yZFwVf1DmV
— Chelsea Niemiec (@classicalchels) February 12, 2022
Breaking News: Canadian police are arresting protesters near Ontario’s Ambassador Bridge, a vital U.S. crossing and major site of recent demonstrations.
Follow our updates. https://t.co/lY4kiX4zWZ
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 13, 2022
The New York Times has more on the arrests being made near the Ambassador Bridge:
The Canadian police in Windsor, Ontario, began making arrests on Sunday morning near the Ambassador Bridge, a vital border crossing to the United States and one of the most visible sites of an anti-government protest movement that has roiled Canada for weeks.
Hundreds of uniformed police officers approached the protesters, some of whom had left their vehicles parked at intersections leading to the bridge. A phalanx of police officers warned the protesters they would be charged with criminal mischief, before closing in the small crowd and making arrests. A tow truck was used to removed a pair of parked pickup trucks blocking the approach to the bridge.
In ordinary times, the bridge, which spans the Detroit River, is a main avenue of international commerce, with goods moving steadily between the United States and Canada. The nearly weeklong blockade has cost American automakers, in particular, millions of dollars.
The arrests were the first major police action since truckers and other Canadians protesting vaccine mandates laid siege to the area around Canada’s Parliament three weeks ago, inspiring copycat demonstrations across the country and beyond.
But the police have done little to intervene where the movement began: Ottawa, Canada’s capital. On Saturday, the protest there swelled in both size and energy, giving the downtown streets the air of a giant — if illegal — party as vastly outnumbered police officers stood by and watched.
Thousands of protesters flooded the streets so thickly that it became almost impossible to move. Music played on various corners, and people danced in intersections. Vendors set up along the edges of the crowd, making quick sales of small Canada flags and T-shirts that rudely told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau where to go. Calls of “freedom” rang out repeatedly.
Remember: This is who Justin Trudeau is threatening with snipers:
Police came to make arrests and this happened❤️….who would have ever thought Canada would be leading the world, but they are…Holding The Line…this is tyranny and enslavement vs God and liberty! This is not a fight against mandates; this is a fight to liberate humanity… pic.twitter.com/E1Rizg7Rzg
— Melanie (@melcasebee) February 11, 2022
— New York Post (@nypost) February 12, 2022
According to the New York Post, a judge’s order on Friday night led police to move to clear the bridge:
Just after 8 a.m., police in Windsor, Ontario said they were beginning enforcement of a judge’s order issued Friday night to clear the Ambassador Bridge.
“The Windsor Police & its policing partners have commenced enforcement at and near the Ambassador Bridge. We urge all demonstrators to act lawfully & peacefully. Commuters are still being asked to avoid the areas affected by the demonstrations at this time,” the department posted on Twitter.
The judge’s order, combined with a state of emergency declared by Ontario Premier Doug Ford, enabled backups from the Ontario Provincial Police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to move in, forming a huge police presence, including snipers on rooftops, according to reporters on the scene.