Cops rough up and arrest 78-yr-old great grandfather who HONKED in support of Freedom Convoy
The incident happened a day after a judge banned all honking in the area
A 78-year-old great-grandfather was cuffed and arrested in Ottawa for honking his horn in support of the ongoing protests against Covid-19 vaccines and mandates imposed inside the country. The incident happened just a day after a judge outlawed honking in the locality, owing to a lawsuit filed by a resident against the ongoing protests in the Canadian capital. A bystander filmed the incident wherein two police officers pulled over Gerry Charlebois, 78, for beeping his horn in the area.
Charlebois was treated mercilessly by the policeman, said the bystander who filmed the entire scenario. "What did he do wrong?" the bystander asked. "None of your f****** concern, man," one officer responded. Eventually, an officer in a blue surgical mask grabbed Charlebois and tried to restrain him, bringing the vaccinated great-grandfather down to his knees in the middle of the street before handcuffing him against his van. The officer admitted that the man was being stopped because he honked his horn as the city deals with days of ongoing protests, led by truckers, against Covid restrictions.
In the six minute video posted to Youtube, a bystander films two police officers before and after they arrest Gerry Charlebois, who was accused of honking the horn of his van in violation of a recent court ruling meant to quell the protests.
"I meant no harm," Charlebois told the Toronto Sun in an interview Tuesday. "I just gave the trucker a thumbs-up and a honk."
A Supreme Court justice in Ontario temporarily banned honking and air horn blowing for 10 days on Monday, responding to a lawsuit from a downtown resident who measured the noise in her apartment at more than 80 decibels during the protests, which began on January 29. The truck drivers and common people have blocked the streets connecting different cities and trade routes to the US.
The protests intensified on Tuesday, when demonstrators blocked the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario - the busiest border crossing between the US and Canada that carries 25 percent of all trade between the two countries. A member of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's party also resigned on Tuesday, after accusing the prime minister of dividing the people of Canada, saying the federal government's pandemic response has become 'politicized' and 'divisive.'
Justin Trudeau hasn't kept mum over the ongoing issue, in fact, he lashed out at the protesters in an emergency debate in the House of Commons on Monday night and said that the protests had to 'stop' and criticized those taking part in them as "a few people shouting and waving swastikas."