On Tuesday Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly lost his job after failing to move decisively against the Freedom Convoy Protesters who have been protesting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s tyrannical COVID rules for three weeks in the city.
Following his resignation, Sloly was replaced by interim chief Steve Bell.
On Thursday Chief Bell told reporters the Ottawa police are “ready to use methods people are not used to seeing in the capital.”
Chief Bell then went on to add that he will not tolerate Canadians participating in the unlawful activities of engaging in demonstrations.
Ottawa interem Police Chief Steve Bell: Our message has been pretty clear on that. And, more importantly, our message from our community and our residents has been pretty clear around that. Do not come to our downtown court. We are tired of what’s been happening there. We’re sick of what’s happening in our streets so leave our area. We will continue with that message this weekend. What you’re seeing is an increased enforcement presence. And we won’t be allowing people to come down for the unlawful activities of engaging in demonstrations.
And just like that — Democracy and individual rights were lost in Canada — and it only took 4 days.
Ottawa Police Chief says “we won’t be allowing people to come down for the unlawful activity of engaging in demonstrations.” pic.twitter.com/v7RWJifGU6
— Marie Oakes (@TheMarieOakes) February 17, 2022
No more protests.
“We won’t be allowing people to come down for the unlawful activity of engaging in demonstrations”. Never thought I’d hear these words in Canada. What a time to be alive. https://t.co/PwOrhgprnD
— Rupa Subramanya (@rupasubramanya) February 17, 2022