Canadian Liberals Call Peaceful Freedom Convoy ‘Terrorism’
'The people of Ottawa don’t deserve to be harassed in their own neighborhoods'
Canadian leftists have used terms like “occupation,” “siege,” and “terrorism” to describe the ongoing Freedom Convoy demonstration in Ottawa.
The leftists are siding with the totalitarian government, which is now considering using military intervention to end the protest.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said demonstrators in Canada’s capital city “are trying to blockade our economy, our democracy, and our fellow citizens’ daily lives.”
He went on to frame demonstrations as characterized by Nazi symbolism and confederate flags.
“The people of Ottawa don’t deserve to be harassed in their own neighborhoods,” he added.
“They don’t deserve to be confronted with the inherent violence of a swastika flying on a street corner, or a Confederate flag, or the insults and jeers just because they’re wearing a mask.”
Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino said Ottawans are being “held hostage” by the Freedom Convoy.
He accused the demonstration of manifesting widespread criminal intimidation and violence.
“Many [Ottawans], especially young women, feel unsafe,” Mendicino claimed.
“They’ve been blockaded by an angry, loud, intolerant, and often violent crowd. …
"Peaceful protests do not make people afraid to leave their homes, and this convoy has done that, and in doing so it has crossed the line.”
He described the demonstration as lawless.
He said, “We are doing what we can to end this convoy and reestablish law and order in Ottawa.”
Mendicino said swastikas and Confederate flags were common among Freedom Convoy demonstrators.
“The flying of Confederate flags [and] the demonstration of swastikas … are not isolated incidents,” he alleged.
“It has been rampant.”
“The people of Ottawa are under siege,” communist New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh said during the House of Commons debate.
He added, “This convoy protest is not a peaceful protest.”
He described the demonstration as a display of “lawlessness," “mob rule,” and “occupation.”
He accused demonstrators of “harassing” Ottawans.
“The convoy’s been about hateful symbols,” he claimed, “like a Nazi flag and the Confederate flag.”
As Brietbart reported:
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has publicly used the terms “occupy” and “occupation” dozens of times across the duration of the protest. He praised Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for considering the use of “additional resources” to “put an end to the ongoing occupation in Ottawa’s downtown core.”
Watson described the sight of children playing in bouncy castles amid the Freedom Convoy demonstration as “disturbing” in an interview with CTV News on Sunday.
Diane Deans, an Ottawa city councilor who announced her bid for the city’s mayorship, labeled the Freedom Convoy a “nationwide insurrection” and “threat to our democracy” during a “special meeting” conducted via Zoom with local authorities on Saturday.
She said demonstrators are “terrorizing” Ottawa residents.
“We cannot allow this kind of terrorism in our community to continue in this way,” she remarked.
As Neon Nettle reported:
Canadian leftists and corporate media outlets blasted the “Freedom Convoy,” accusing President Donald Trump and the “alt-right” of fanning the flames of the protests.
The protests against civil rights abuses have seen thousands convening in Ottawa, the national capital, to demand the federal government lifts mandates.
Despite massive amounts of protesters in Ottawa – and Toronto, Quebec, Vancouver, and crossings all along the southern border, there have been very few incidents of violence.