CNN Calls on Police to ‘Slash Tires, Empty Gas Tanks’ at Freedom Convoy Protest
Juliette Kayyem calls on law enforcement to take extreme measures
A CNN analyst has called on those opposing the “Freedom Convoy” protest in Canada to resort to extreme solutions to stop it.
Juliette Kayyem said law enforcement should slash the tires of the trucks, arrest the drivers, and empty the gas tanks.
“The convoy protest, applauded by right-wing media as a ‘freedom protest,’ is an economic and security issue now. The Ambassador Bridge link constitutes 28% of annual trade movement between US and Canada,” Kayyem tweeted.
“Slash the tires, empty gas tanks, arrest the drivers, and move the trucks,” the Harvard professor added.
The convoy protest, applauded by right wing media as a "freedom protest," is an economic and security issue now. The Ambassador Bridge link constitutes 28% of annual trade movement between US and Canada. Slash the tires, empty gas tanks, arrest the drivers, and move the trucks ✔️ https://t.co/nvRQTfPWir— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) February 10, 2022
“Trust me, I will not run out of ways to make this hurt: cancel their insurance; suspend their drivers licenses; prohibit any future regulatory certification for truckers, etc," she added.
“Have we learned nothing? These things fester when there are no consequences,” Kayyem added in a second tweet.
Many took to social media to express their disagreement with Kayyem’s proposal.
“I know a lot of responses to academics on Twitter are performative culture-war posturing, but this tweet is dumb on a historical level and deserves what it’s getting,” replied attorney Ken White.
I know a lot of responses to academics on Twitter are performative culture-war posturing, but this tweet is dumb on a historical level and deserves what it’s getting.— ClassifiedMeansDeliciousHat (@Popehat) February 11, 2022
“You want to punish hard-working people that are peacefully protesting against tyrannical mandates and standing up for bodily autonomy? You’re a terrible person,” read another response.
“Slash the tires and empty the fuel… to move them? I don’t know if that will work but ok,” joked another detractor.
“Harvard isn’t sending its best,” joked commentator Carol Roth.
Kayyem went on to clarify that she was not calling for vigilante action against the truckers.
Earlier today, I tweeted something that has been used by others to suggest I was promoting vigilantism. I was not. People have the freedom to protest. Governments have the responsibility to protect public safety. That was what I intended to say.
As Neon Nettle reported:
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.”