Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was chased by protestors and booed during a campaign stop in British Colombia.
The incident occurred outside a residential neighborhood in the suburb of Surrey, outside of Vancouver. Videos show the liberal politician being followed by dozens of upset constituents. One Canadian is heard exclaiming, “You ruin families!” as they allegedly followed Trudeau for a block. Reports suggest the crowd was primarily protesting vaccine mandates and intimidation.
Trudeau is not a stranger to hecklers from both sides of the aisle, and in recent months he has come under fire for his COVID-19 policies. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Canada has enforced restrictive measures including closed borders and prohibiting religious gatherings.
Pastor Arthur Pawlowski of the Street Church in Alberta, Canada was arrested in May for holding church service that allegedly violated public health orders. Pawlowski was arrested with his brother Dawid and both were charged with organizing an “illegal in-person gathering,” in addition to “requesting, inciting or inviting others,” according to a Calgary Police statement.
A statement defending the arrest read, “It is important to understand that law enforcement recognizes people’s desire to participate in faith-based gatherings as well as the right to protest. However, as we find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic, we all must comply with public health orders in order to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing.”
As COVID-19 measures become more invasive and long-lasting, citizens across the world have organized protests. Reports suggest over 100,000 Canadians demonstrated against vaccine passports in Montreal last week, and thousands have protested in Europe throughout the summer.
ARTICLE: ANTOINETTE AHO
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