What began as a so-called “fringe minority” of truckers traveling in a convoy to Ottawa, Canada, has evolved into something much, much larger. The truckers and their freedom supporters have refused to leave Ottawa, prompting Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, to invoke the Emergencies Act.
And today, Ottawa By-Law issued a stark warning to the protestors…if you are arrested, we’ll take your dog and you might not get your pet back.
The Tweet has sparked a flurry of comments from others:
It is unclear what will actually happen to pets seized from protesters who are arrested…and if this might be the straw that breaks the convoy’s so-called back. The Freedom Truckers have faced challenges during their protest. GoFundMe seized over $10 million in donations – initially stating that they would donate the funds to non-profits of their choice, and quickly back-peddling to return the money to donors after receiving backlash.
The most recent fundraising platform, GiveSendGo, with millions in donated funds, has been shut down by the Canadian government, and donors have been warned that their bank accounts may be shut down if they are identified for financially supporting the freedom protesters. Despite the various roadblocks, the protesters have refused to back down – insisting that they will not leave until the mandates for Covid are dropped.
But now their pets are being threatened – will that bring an end to the occupancy? Time will tell.
(Images via Twitter)
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