Video of Pastor Kicking Out Mask-Enforcing Cops from Church Goes Viral - WATCH
'You Gestapo Nazi communist fascists!'
A video of a Canadian pastor who stood up to health officials and police attempting to enforce the mask mandate at his church has gone viral on social media.
The incident took place during a Passover service at a church in Calgary in Alberta, Canada.
Pastor Artur Pawlowski yells at police officers assisting a public health official inside the church, telling them to get out.
"Immediately get out of this property! I don't want to hear anything!" yells Pawlowski.
"Until you get a warrant! OUT!" he continued screaming.
"Immediately go out and don't come back!"
"I don't want to talk to you, not one word!"
Pawlowski stands his ground and chases both the police and health officals away, accusing them of intimidation.
"Do not come back, you Nazi psychopaths!" the Pastor yells.
"Unbelievable sick evil people!"
" Intimidating people in a church during the Passover!" he says on the video.
"You Gestapo Nazi communist fascists!"
A statement was released by Calgary Police on Sunday explaining their part in the visit.
"The concern was that the people in attendance were not adhering to the government's COVID-19 public health orders, which are in place to ensure everyone's safety," said the police in part.
"The organizer of the gathering was uncooperative with the health inspector and repeatedly raised his voice asking all parties to leave the premises, which they did approximately one minute after entry and in a peaceful manner," they added.
"We understand the pandemic has caused great disruption to all Calgarians in their professional and personal lives. We do not wish to disrupt anyone's holidays or religious or spiritual events, however, we must support our partner agencies when called upon to help ensure everyone can safely celebrate these occasions," the statement concluded.
Although no tickets were issued at the time, police said "subsequent enforcement activity" is being considered.
Pawlowski is a fierce opponent of mask mandates and pandemic lockdowns.