Freedom Convoy Spokesman Announces Peaceful Withdrawal From Ottawa

A police officer smashes a truck window as police deploy to remove protesters in Ottawa, Canada, on Feb. 19, 2022. (Dave Chan/AFP via Getty Images)

Underground Newswire

Isaac Teo and Limin Zhou
February 21st, 2022
Via the Epoch Times

OTTAWA—As police in Ottawa escalated operations for the second day in a row against the trucker protest opposed to the government’s COVD-19 mandates, a spokesperson for the movement, dubbed “Freedom Convoy,” called for a peaceful withdrawal, saying they are not going to be a “punching bag for law enforcement.”

Speaking at a press conference at the Lord Elgin Hotel in downtown Ottawa on Feb. 19, retired Canadian military officer Tom Marazzo said many truckers feel that the best course of action for them and their families is to withdraw in order to avoid further harm.

“As a movement, we have chosen to peacefully withdraw from the streets of Ottawa. There is nothing to be gained by being brutalized by police,” Marazzo said.

Police began escalating their operation against the protesters in Ottawa on Feb. 18, announcing mid-morning Feb. 20 that they have thus far made 191 arrests and had 57 vehicles towed away. Mounted police and officers on foot advanced on demonstrators, with horses knocking down protesters in some instances.

Some police officers were heavily armed, including with assault rifles and what appeared to be rubber bullet launchers. Some wielded batons and pepper spray, while some smashed truck windows to remove truckers from their vehicles.

“It’s a dark day in our history,” Marazzo said. “Never in life would I believe anyone if they told me that our prime minister would refuse dialogue and choose violence against peaceful protesters.”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has continued to refuse to meet with the organizers of the trucker convoy, which arrived in Ottawa on Jan. 28 and 29.

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Via https://undergroundnewswire.news/2022/02/21/not-going-to-be-a-punching-bag-for-the-police-freedom-convoy-spokesman-announces-peaceful-withdrawal-from-ottawa/

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4 thoughts on “Freedom Convoy Spokesman Announces Peaceful Withdrawal From Ottawa

  1. “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has continued to refuse to meet with the organizers of the trucker convoy, which arrived in Ottawa on Jan. 28 and 29.”

    Refusal to honestly talk to protesters about
    the issues that concern them, how can this
    be acceptable in a so called free and democratic
    society? What has become of democratic principles?
    Where, or where do democracies like this lead us?
    It is indeed a very sad state of affairs! 😦

    Uta Hannemann

    […]

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: Ottawa police arrest nearly 200 Freedom Convoy protesters, tow over 50 vehicles  — The Most Revolutionary Act | Vermont Folk Troth

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