Ottawa Police Are Escalating

By degrees, the Ottawa Police are shutting down Canada’s capital, as protesters are locking arms and singing the Canadian national anthem in nonviolent resistance.

Breitbart News learned that police are denying motorists entry to the downtown core of Ottawa via checkpoints on many roads as of Friday. Police officers manning these checkpoints are stopping all motorists and asking their intentions for travel and if they are residents of the area. All drivers expressing an intent to join the Freedom Convoy demonstration are denied further travel in the direction of the protest.

Police officers at checkpoints advised motorists that traffic may eventually be exclusively restricted to local residents. Motorists may be asked to display drivers’ licenses to prove local residency.

Reports are of the Ottawa Police “hardening” a perimter around the demonstration area, and Ottawa area hospitals are preparing for “pepper spray” injuries.

I will reiterate: The Freedom Convoy truckers are and have been throughout the protests entirely nonviolent. Theirs is a peaceful demonstration against Trudeau’s pharmaceutical fascism.

There will be violence, and it will be done by the Ottawa Police, not by the Freedom Convoy.