BREAKING: Ottawa Police Threaten Arrests Of Journalists Covering Protests
Canada’s ‘Freedom convoy’ protests have continued to rage on amid extremist opposition by actors in the government. Moves by Justin Trudeau to criminalize the demonstrators overnight via emergency powers have remained highly controversial; so much so that even the allegedly left-leaning Canadian Civil Liberties Association publicly condemned the Canadian prime minister for the unprecedented move.
Ottawa police have begun to move in and arrest truckers, the vast majority of whom have protested completely peacefully, since that declaration. The next moves by the Canadian police force may end up largely behind closed doors; a recent announcement on the Ottawa Police Twitter page indicated that neither journalists nor media would be allowed to publicly document and record the ensuing arrests.
“All media who are attending the area, please keep a distance and stay out of police operations for your safety,” wrote the Ottawa Police Twitter account. “Anyone found within areas undergoing enforcement may be subject to arrest. There will be a media availability later today at 474 Elgin Street.”
Police have already begun towing big rig trucks and conducting arrests related to the protests, per AP.
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