Canadian Protesters Blast Trudeau's Crackdown: 'These Very Powers Are Why We're Here'
Trudeau threatened to freeze assets and suspend the insurance of the truckers
Canadian protesters have reacted to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act to break a weeks-long protest in Ottawa.
Trudeau’s announcement has only inspired more resistance.
As Neon Nettle reported:
Trudeau threatened to freeze assets and suspend the insurance of the truckers involved in the Freedom Convoy protests.
Trudeau’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said:
“This is about following the money.
"This is about stopping the financing of these illegal blockades.”
“We are today serving notice if your truck is being used in these illegal blockades, your corporate accounts will be frozen.”
Late January, the Freedom Convoy rolled into Ottawa and has camped downtown since.
Protesters congested parts of the city around Canada’s seat of government on Parliament Hill, demanding an end to COVID-19 restrictions.
But Trudeau has refused to meet with the truckers, instead of employing increasingly hard-nosed political and legal tactics.
One protester, David Paisley, who has been protesting for weeks, helps organize protesters and direct those who wish to support the cause with funds, goods, or services.
Paisley told The Daily Wire that Trudeau’s announcement went off, barely noticed by the protesters on the ground.
“No one really cares about any new announcement.
"I mean the police have been breaking the law long before any emergency power.
"They were taking our fuel away.
"They were arresting people for purely having jerry cans or having empty tanks of fuel,” he said.
“They’ve already been doing these ‘emergency powers’ and all it does is make people dig their heels in more,” Paisley added.
“The irony … is that these very powers and threats are why we are here.”
Paisley said that the protest would carry on despite frozen bank accounts or impounded trucks.
“[The Trudeau government] underestimated the determination and the intelligence of those here, and so everyone still here on the ground, they’re basically willing to give their lives for this – peacefully of course,” Paisley said.
“They’re prepared to drain every last dollar, even from frozen bank accounts,” he added later.
Earleir this week, Fox News host Jesse Watters hailed the Canadian trucker convoy protests as proof that “great awakening is happening all across North America.”
As Neon Nettle reported:
During Friday’s opening monologue of “Jesse Watters Primetime,” the host said that “the establishment is scared” of the uprising.
“Moms have turned against them,” Watters noted of the Democratic regime.
“Hispanics are turning against them.”
“Now blue-collar workers are turning against them,” he added.
“The great awakening is happening all across North America.”