Brussels 19.02.2022 “Justin Trudeau and his federal government must be isolated by the democratic international community to show revulsion at his tyrannical actions in Canada against peaceful protesters, who have been trampled under horse hoof as children have been batoned by federal security agents. Such scenes are reminiscent of China, whose government he wants to imitate, not to Western democracies”, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Cristian Terhes said.
“I stand with the Canadians in their fight for liberty” MEP Cristian Terhes (ECR, Romania) continued, while reacting upon dramatic events in Ottawa, Canada, where Convoy for Freedom protesters where trampled with police horsemen, who were implementing the Emergencies Act (martial law) invoked by Prime minister Justin Trudeau, who was eager to switch to repressions of critics of his COVID-19 policies. The first three major incidents Friday, February 18, under a form of martial law, were atrocious.
Video of Toronto Police Mounted Unit officers charging into the crowd and at least one horse trampling multiple people — including an elderly woman with a walker — were disturbing scenes, which shocked many by aggression and violence. There was not the only troubling incident, but another scene was exposing a protester behind a police line repeatedly being smashed with an officer’s rifle.
The Convoy organizer Benjamin Dichter also told the Toronto Sun “one of drivers had his truck windows smashed by Ottawa Police (with) guns drawn and (he was) dragged out of his vehicle by force.”
“Trudeau and his federal government must be treated like a pariah to show that the suspension of civil liberties and violence on peaceful protesters is never acceptable” Terhes underlined.
Previously, during the European Parliament Plenary in Strasbourg MEP Terhes strongly criticised Trudeau government for the dictatorial policies of COVID-19 sanitary measures, contrary to the values of the Western democracies.