The interim Ottawa police chief has warned those participating in the Freedom Convoy that authorities are going to remove children from the area before the police move in to break up the protest:
Interim Ottawa Police Chief says he is working with social services and Freedom Convoy protestors to "have children removed from the area prior to any sort of police action." pic.twitter.com/5ZmtEwHeLq
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) February 17, 2022
The Ottawa police are also trying to keep the media away, warning that even the press could be arrested for the crime of covering the story:
All media who are attending the area, please keep a distance and stay out of police operations for your safety. Anyone found within areas undergoing enforcement may be subject to arrest. There will be a media availability later today at 474 Elgin Street. #ottnews
— Ottawa Police (@OttawaPolice) February 18, 2022
For some reason they really don’t seem to want people to see what might be about to happen.
Trudeau won’t allow anyone to document his tyrannical enforcement activities. Straight out of the CCP playbook. https://t.co/HxGw65vAut
— Hans Mahncke (@HansMahncke) February 18, 2022
Yeah God for bid there’s some transparency and accountability for your actions
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) February 18, 2022
Hmm, rounding up the media. This sounds familiar. Very 1930s Russia.
— Jacob Airey (@realJacobAirey) February 18, 2022
“Anyone attempting to get footage of what’s actually happening in Ottawa will be arrested. Our Minister of Propaganda will tell you everything you need to know about their horrific acts of terror afterward.” https://t.co/paDs9Bic4S
— JON MILLER (@MillerStream) February 18, 2022
Hey guys. We’re shutting down free speech. No more reporting, okay? It’s “for your safety”. https://t.co/s8MG2iaobG
— Ezra Levant 🍁🚛 (@ezralevant) February 18, 2022
Just coincidentally, “for your safety” is the reason they expect everybody to obey anything they say under the guise of keeping people healthy.
Warning journalists about safety risks in the protest zone is reasonable. Threatening them with arrest for doing their jobs is not.
— Canadian Civil Liberties Association (@cancivlib) February 18, 2022
— Derrick O’Keefe (@derrickokeefe) February 18, 2022
Trudeau and the Ottawa police don’t seem to care.
— Dr Anthony Hinton💜 (@TonyHinton2016) February 18, 2022
If the truckers are the “bad guys” here (as Trudeau wants everybody to believe) wouldn’t the Canadian authorities want media coverage?
Canada is turning to complete 💩 under this leadership! https://t.co/ROZ3feMlXn
— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) February 18, 2022
Arrest dissenting journalists, distribute government talking points to state-approved journalists. https://t.co/A865EaMOV7
— Candice Malcolm (@CandiceMalcolm) February 18, 2022
— Kristi (@Kristi_Weaver4) February 18, 2022
You’re the baddies.
— Priscilla Rodewald (@pkrodewald) February 18, 2022
That certainly appears to be the case.