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Canadian Protesters “Hold the Line” and Ambassador Bridge Remains Closed Despite Police Efforts

Canadian Protesters “Hold the Line” and Ambassador Bridge Remains Closed Despite Police Efforts

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s support number tanking as a result of his response to the convoy and the protests.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpEj7K4omdQ

Despite Canadian Police efforts at clearing “Freedom Convoy” trucks from the Ambassador Bridge, the transportation artery remains closed to traffic as protestors “hold the line.

Freedom Convoy trucks have cleared the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, after blocking the busiest border crossing between the U.S. and Canada for nearly six days, after police arrived Saturday morning to enforce an injunction to end their demonstrations – but a crowd of protesters has gathered nearby to ‘hold the line.’

Protests also continued in Ottawa, the epicenter of the movement, for the third weekend in a row.

Hundreds of people waving Canadian flags and holding anti-Trudeau signs braved the snow and cold temperatures Saturday as they filled the downtown area of the, [sic] walking between massive trucks that have been parked in place for weeks, paralyzing the Canadian capital.

In Windsor, as the vehicles moved out, a handful of people who remained near the entrance of the bridge gradually grew and as of 1 p.m. had turned into a large crowd of people who refused to leave. Police in black uniforms with yellow safety vests formed a line between the bridge and the crowd and have been steadily pushing back the demonstrators, as some shouted ‘shame,’ ‘freedom’ and ‘you’re on the wrong side.’

Windsor Police stated on Twitter around 11 a.m. that they could begin making arrests if protesters continued to block traffic.

It is being reported the truckers are being joined by some of Canada’s veterans, who have joined the demonstrators to provide additional support.

At first, the demonstrators calmly packed up their BBQs and took down their tents, with most leaving without any resistance, according to Sean O’Shea of Canada’s Global News.

But while shoulder-to-shoulder lines made up of dozens of officers, many in military-style gear, slowly squeezed the demonstrators away from the intersection leading to the bridge, a steady flow of people carrying flags and chanting, “Freedom!” began joining the tense but peaceful standoff.

Law enforcement initially outnumbered the demonstrators, according to reporters on the scene, but by midday, the demonstrators had swelled to a few thousand people.

…“There has been very little, if any, movement from the police line for hours. Windsor protesters again have loud music blasting. There’s no traffic flowing on the Ambassador Bridge. No arrests,” journalist Thomas Daigle of CBC News tweeted around 5:30 p.m.

Some officials seem to be panicking at the citizen push-back to the police action.

As the afternoon dragged on, some Canadians questioned what was behind the delay, given the order issued by a court on Friday to end the blockade and the imposition of a state of emergency declared by Ontario authorities.

“It would essentially send a message that the state is not able to retain control, where it’s attempted to do so,” Michael Kempa, an associate professor of criminology at the University of Ottawa, told CBC News.

“The longer this drags on, the longer people have the idea that what they are doing is not an illegal protest,” he said.

As predicted, the robust use of federal force and the unwillingness to repeal mandates and other ineffective pandemic response policies are tanking Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus’s ratings.

A Maru Public Opinion survey of 1,506 Canadian adults who are Maru panellists taken Feb. 9 – 10 found 48%, believe Trudeau has demonstrated he’s not up to the job of being prime minister, compared to only 35% who disagree with 18% unsure.

Meanwhile, 45% said Trudeau has shown that someone else should lead the Liberal Party of Canada, compared to 35% who disagree and 18% unsure.

Only 16% said Trudeau has made them want to vote for him because of how he has dealt with the vaccine mandate protests, while 63% said he has not, with 21% unsure.

A majority, 53%, said Trudeau has looked weak in the face of the threats to the country posed by the vaccine mandate protests compared to 31% who disagree, with 16% unsure.

A plurality of 44% said Trudeau has inflamed the situation, compared to 38% who disagree and 18% unsure.

I had a chance to talk about the Freedom Convoy with Silvio Canto Jr. during our annual Valentine’s Day show.

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The thug Parisian police are beating the protesters there literally to death (in one case) and IT’S NOT WORKING. So given the perseverance of the truckers and their supporters in their protest, it is clear that nothing short of a military action with heavy weapons will move them out. I doubt that Justine Turdeau wants to go there.

    TX-rifraph in reply to Dave. | February 13, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    Or, he could do what is right and allow freedom (which he will not do). He is a puppet and his handler cares about his handler, not the puppet.

Several J6 protesters we’re killed and the officers were “cleared”. Let’s hope that doesn’t repeat in Canada.

Trudeau doesn’t want to call in the military cuz he doesn’t really know whose side they’ll take.

    Not sure what you’re asking. The Ambassador bridge is privately owned and goes takes you over the Detroit river from Windsor, Canada.
    North of that is the Blue Water Bridge that goes from Sarnia, Canada to Port Huron. It’s right at the bottom of Lake Huron where it squeezes down to the St. Clair River. Good web cam to watch in the summer, the current is really fast.
    And finally there is another bridge up in Sault Saint Marie in Michigan’s upper peninsula. It’s called the International bridge and connects Sault Saint Marie, Michigan with Sault Saint Marie, Ontario Canada.

And every day Pm Blackface thinks he has the upper hand it cost him.

    Idonttweet in reply to 2smartforlibs. | February 13, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    “A majority…said Trudeau has looked weak in the face of the threats to the country posed by the vaccine mandate protests…”

    The threat posed by the mandate protests is not to the country but to Trudeau’s government. Just like disagreeing with Democrats in the U.S. does not pose a threat to democracy.

If the demonstrators were waiving BLM or Antifa or any other totalitarian flag, they would be celebrated by the government. But, they are waiving the Maple Leaf – a real sign of a terrorist, right?

How do these police officers tell their children that they stood against freedom when they could have helped save the country for them (the children who are now slaves to the state)?

The Poll mentioned on Weasel Zippers post today on weak JT is very disappointing. Seems most Canadians don’t support the truckers. This explains how they got JT for a PM.

Personally I’ve been struggling with the question of how to sanely live in a society where my demands and requirements for freedom are much higher than the sheep who are quite content with the government dictating them to wear a cloth on their face for emotional theatre.

Just because my neighbor is fine giving up their rights doesn’t vacate my need for freedom. J6 vs BLM shows what to expect when it comes to dissent.

Trudeau likely changes his diapers every hour now as there is no way he survives this. The Canadians were supposed to just surrender their freedom. That was the plan.

The truckers have interrupted the bubble wrapped world of a nation’s capital with a resounding honk. It all depends now on what side the cops and military eventually move to. We already know where the DC cops and Pentagon stand…..

Why haven’t the cops arrested the truckers? Perhaps reality set in. Arrest the drivers and those semi-trucks will still be obstructing traffic for quite a while. Very few cops have been trained to operate a vehicle with air brakes, or a large articulated vehicle.

    TX-rifraph in reply to markm. | February 13, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    Very few (likely near zero) cops have been trained on what the oath means when they were sworn in. Is it a “Check the box” or is it a serious duty? Cops are trained for routine tasks (e.g. issuing tickets, theft reports) and high risk tasks (e.g. robbery in progress, shots fired, domestic disturbances), but I suspect they are never trained for adhering to the oath. What if there is a day when I must decide to obey an unlawful or unethical order or to uphold the Constitution? Never thought about that. What does the oath actually mean? The silencing of free speech and other woke policies makes this even worse. Now, when standing on the line, cops are thinking about this when they should have already been thinking about this. Perhaps, in the future, this could be added to the training about which pronoun to use.

      gospace in reply to TX-rifraph. | February 13, 2022 at 5:30 pm

      To be honest, I have no idea what oath CANADIAN police swear, at any level. This is the oath Canadian military officers swear:
      Oath of Office: I solemnly affirm that I will be loyal to Her Majesty the Queen and to Canada, and that I will uphold the Constitution of Canada and that I will, to the best of my ability, preserve the peace, prevent offences and discharge my other duties as a Commissioned Officer, faithfully, impartially and according to law.
      Nothing about the prime minister or parliament. Oath to the Queen- the head of government. And when she finally kicks the bucket, they will have to swear an oath to the new king- the oath to the queen is no longer binding.

      In the USA all federal employees repeat an oath to the Constitution, and in most, if not all states, all employees at all levels swear an oath to the state and federal constitution. That includes police at all levels.

      But the officer’s oath could very well be why the Canadian military- according to several unconfirmed sources- has refused to get involved.

    Barry in reply to markm. | February 13, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    “Very few cops have been trained to operate a vehicle with air brakes…”

    You push the brake pedal just like all other vehicles. Not much training required to check the air gauge and make sure you have air pressure, and if you don’t it just isn’t moving.

    Operating a rig takes training. Moving it out of the way, not so much.

I watched the video, and near the end, Leslie recommends some alternative news blog that sounds like “rancingly.com” — she says it three times, and every time the audio just sucks and I can’t hear it. What is it?

Dear Canadian protesters–just tell the media you’re protesting racism down here in the USA and nobody will touch you.

Suddenly, it should now be much easier for all to awaken to a very fundamental aspect of “The Great Honkening”: there is not a sliver of difference among “liberals” or “conservatives” on this issue. We are freedom-loving patriots are we are not. This redefines us all as being pro-freedom or or pro-dictatorship. Let’s remember this as we improve our own resistance against the Uniparty. It doesn’t matter if patriots are Democrats or Republicans, liberals or conservatives, white or black, or whatever. It’s time to pull out the Venn diagrams again and recognize that on the issue of freedom, we are a vast majority. And this is happening across the globe. This is by far the most critical time to be alive in my lifetime. We could be losing everything soon… or once again rising to rescue the free world…. if we seize the day and drop our petty political differences.

It’s a point I’ve been making for the past 2-3 weeks and it has now crystalized across the world. We are now in a global struggle for our freedom.

The civil war has already begun and it is not confined to America. It has started in Europe and Canada as well. Thank God for these truckers! So far, it has been waged AGAINT US among the elites via soft tactics but now that they have been outed, the guns are about to start coming out. Is it a coincidence that “both” sides of the Uniparty issued warnings last week about a civil war and to begin to expect assassinations? We are being gaslighted again! “Both” sides are setting the stage for an elevated narrative of violence and fixing the blame before it happens. Once it does, there won’t be time for “calmer heads” to wait for the truth to come out. It will be fast and furious. It’s war and the first casualty in war is the truth!

So we all better decide which side we are on because it sure looks to me that “The Honkening” has forced the end of even the appearance of civil discourse and the beginning of something much darker. Tiananmen Square?

Here is a brilliant discussion led by Tim Poole at Timcast who does a better job discussing the complexities of the likelihood of civil war:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXbViqiRfiE

Excellent discussion. Let’s get out of our parochial echo chambers and start considering the bigger, darker global storms clouds rushing towards us. Will these fascists even risk having another election? I don’t know but that has to be the reason for all of this saber-rattling.

We are about to lose our personal God-given freedoms over vaccine mandates? These Nazis are so determined to make us kneel that they won’t even call a time-out on mandates to have an intelligent discussion? What else to we need to know about the dark sinister ambitions? They are making very clear that we have no rights but if we make nice, they will allow us a few privileges? They know we aren’t buying it because they know we are not stupid. THAT is why we need to gird our loins and get ready.

Governor Ford laid out exactly what their plans are once these protests are over. They are going to round up (January 6 style) the organizers and protestors and imprison them. Mass arrests. Kangaroo court trials. Property seized, Licenses cancelled. All this while they claim a national emergency based on how these protests are destroying the economy. Their solution is to destroy the people who make the economy work at all. These people are crazed with power.

    alaskabob in reply to Pasadena Phil. | February 13, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    Keep on Truck’n! “Have you driven a Ford (out of office) lately?”

    You are right… if Trudope wins there will be purges. The State MUST be obeyed!!