There has been an outbreak of political violence in Canada. A member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was hurt and people going about their daily business were threatened by masked men with axes. Roads were blocked with barricades, Millions of dollars of damage was caused. At one point some of the workers were trapped in a building while the demonstrator tried to set light to it with them still inside.
“A calculated and organized violent attack”
This happened on Thursday night. It didn’t happen in Ottawa where hundreds of truck drivers maintained their protest despite emergency powers being granted to the authorities. Powers to steal their trucks, close their bank accounts – including those who have donated to their cause, and now they are talking about forcibly removing their children, and euthanising pet dogs, all because they have engaged in peaceful protest. People who have been vilified din the Canadian media as terrorists or as insurrectionists intent on overthrowing the democratically elected government of Canada as the January 6th protesters did at the White House, but this time in plaid shirts.
No this attack took place, not in Ottawa, but in British Columbia, at an industrial site. This is what the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) had to say: “Shortly after midnight, Houston RCMP was called to the Marten Forest Service Road (FSR) after Coastal Gas Link (CGL) security reported acts of violence at their work site…approximately 20 people, some armed with axes, were attacking security guards and smashing their vehicle windows…
“Upon police attendance at the 41 km mark, the roadway had been blocked with downed trees, tar covered stumps, wire, boards with spikes in them, and fires had been lit throughout the debris. As police worked their way through the debris and traps, several people threw smoke bombs and fire lit sticks at the police, injuring one officer.
“At the 43 km mark, an old school bus blocked the road… When police arrived… they found significant damage had been done to heavy machinery, fencing, and portable buildings…
Not one Canadian national broadcaster carried the story
“This is a very troubling escalation in violent criminal activity that could have resulted in serious injury or death. This was a calculated and organized violent attack that left its victims shaken and a multimillion dollar path of destruction,” says Chief Superintendent Warren Brown, North District Commander, “While we respect everyone’s right to peacefully protest in Canada, we cannot tolerate this type of extreme violence and intimidation. Our investigators will work tirelessly to identify the culprits and hold them accountable for their actions.”
According to the company itself, “In one of the most concerning acts, an attempt was made to set a vehicle on fire while workers were inside. The attackers also wielded axes, swinging them at vehicles and through a truck’s window. Flare guns were also fired at workers.”
Workers were attacked, police were injured by projectiles, millions of dollars of damage was done. But, the assailants are the wrong sort of culprits, and the victims are the wrong sort of victims. The attack was targeted at people building a pipeline that will allow the export of the Canadian shale gas reserves. The attackers? Well who knows — the RCMP certainly don’t.
In the morning not one Canadian national broadcaster carried the story, and only one national Newspaper did, taking its feed from the Vancouver Sun. Instead they carried a story about how the truckers are being mean to journalists. All the normal suspects who rabbit on about the threat to the country caused by the truckers protest have remained silent.
The local police chief says that Canada respects the right of peaceful protest but will stand up to violence.
The reality is the opposite. Today’s Canada, under the Trudeau regime, does nothing about Green violence which targets the property of others, but is happy to throw away any concept of democratic freedoms and the rule of law when it comes to those protecting their own livelihoods and liberties.
In the Commonwealth Charter, member states agree to uphold the rights to “freedom of association and peaceful assembly” — perhaps we should be reviewing Canada’s membership?
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