SHOCK REPORT: Government To Seize THOUSANDS Of Farms Over “Climate Change”

(SNews) – The Dutch government is planning to seize and shut down 3,000 farms across the Netherlands in order to comply with the European Union’s “climate change” goals, according to reports.

The farms will be confiscated from farmers under a “compulsory purchase” order.

As Slay News reported, farmer protests erupted over the summer following a government plan to reduce nitrogen emissions by 50% by 2030.

Farmers across the country, and in neighboring nations, shut down major highways to protest the move and warn the public about the devasting impact on the food chain that will follow.

Many in the farming community and beyond believe the measure unfairly targeted the agricultural sector

The New York Times reports that the agricultural industry is responsible for the largest portion of nitrogen emissions in the Netherlands.

Nitrogen Minister Christianne van der Wal announced that the government will conduct a “compulsory purchase” of large nitrogen emitters as part of a “voluntary,” one-time offer, Bloomberg reported.

Farmers will be offered a deal “well over” the value of the farm, according to the government plan.

However, farmers will have little say in the matter and will be booted from their farmland as the government shuts the farms down and repurposes the land.

In a Friday meeting with MPs, van der Wal asserted that “there is no better offer coming.”

In response to the decision, Executive Director of Consumers’ Research Will Hild told the Daily Caller “The Netherland’s war on farmers to pursue their ESG agenda serves as a stark warning.

“Americans should be vigilant against efforts by both governments and big Wall Street firms like BlackRock pushing these same dangerous ‘net zero’ carbon emissions targets here in the US.

“It is difficult to overstate the recklessness of undermining farmers during the greatest global food crisis in decades.

“This will likely exacerbate the food price inflation we are already experiencing.”

A political party called BoerBurgerBeweging (BBB), or Farmer-Citizen movement, has embraced the protests and currently ranks fourth in polls ahead of next year’s elections, The Guardian reported.

Reforming the “nitrogen law” will be the primary goal of the party, which has positioned itself as a voice for the needy, The Guardian claimed.

The Netherlands has become the world’s second-largest exporter of agricultural products after the United States, and provides vegetables for much of western Europe, Washington Post reported.

Over half of Dutch land is used for agriculture in addition to 24,000 acres worth of crops growing in greenhouses, the Post specified.

Despite limited land and a rainy climate, agricultural innovation geared towards less water usage and reduced carbon emissions has enabled the Netherlands to become a major exporter of agricultural and food technology, the Post explained.

As Slay News previously reported, a Dutch politician warned in July that the Netherlands’ government was planning to confiscate farms.

Dutch opposition leader Geert Wilders released a bombshell letter showing the government wants to use the expropriated agricultural land to build centers for asylum seekers.

Wilders published a letter from the provincial government of Flevoland.

It states that the government will set up “a registration center for asylum seekers” on agricultural land expropriated by the devastating nitrogen laws.

The move to confiscate farms comes as the Netherlands suffers the highest increase in food prices seen in decades.

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BREAKING: Elon Musk Exposes Apple’s CHILLING Censorship Threats

(SNews) – Twitter CEO Elon Musk has revealed that tech giant Apple is threatening to ban Twitter from its App Store.

Such a move would see Twitter’s app pulled from all iPhone devices.

Musk appeared outraged as he broke the news on Twitter Monday.

He put Apple CEO Tim Cook on notice in a string of posts on Twitter.

As Slay News reported earlier, Musk also revealed that Apple has stopped advertising on Twitter.

“Apple has mostly stopped advertising on Twitter,” he said.

“Do they hate free speech in America?”

“What’s going on here @tim_cook?” he asked.

A Twitter user said: “During Covid, Apple demanded our apps filter some search terms from being returned.

“If we did not filter the terms, our apps would not be allowed in the store.

“Apple may make good products, but they have been opposed to free speech for some time.”

Musk asked his followers: “Who else has Apple censored?”

A Tesla owner asked Musk:

“Is this really a fight we want to pick.

“An awful lot of your Tesla customers use iOS to access their cars.

“If that app gets pulled, it’ll significantly impact your ability to sell to Apple customers.

“Cards are way less convenient than BT entry.”

Musk fired back with:

“Are you suggesting Apple would use its duopolist powers to hurt Tesla?”

Musk asked the first poster about what they claimed Apple censored, “What terms?”

They responded:

“Apple disallowed almost anything related to Covid, especially vaccines or human origins of the virus.

“We had to build a list of over 20 terms to not show results for, only on Apple devices.

“Apple also later rejected us because users included Pepe images in videos.”

Musk then posted one of his popular polls to ask Twitter users if “Apple should publish all censorship actions it has taken that affect its customers.”

In another follow-up post, Musk added that “Apple has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why.”

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BOMBSHELL: Controversial Biden Official Hit With FELONY Charges

(SNews) – Sam Brinton, the controversial “gender fluid” official who works in the Biden administration at the U.S. The Department of Energy was charged with felony theft last month after allegedly stealing a woman’s luggage at MSP Airport according to media reports.

Brinton allegedly stole women’s luggage worth around $2,000 from the Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) International Airport. According to the report, Brinton lied to police numerous times before surveillance footage proved the case. He eventually came clean to the cops.

Brinton is reportedly on leave from the DOE. According to Alphanews: “Law enforcement at the Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) International Airport were alerted to a missing suitcase in the baggage claim area on Sept. 16. The adult female victim said she flew into MSP on a Delta flight from New Orleans and went to retrieve her checked bag at carousel seven.

“Airport records confirmed the navy blue Vera Bradley roller bag arrived at 4:40 p.m. but was missing from the carousel.

“So law enforcement reviewed video surveillance footage from the baggage claim area and observed Brinton removing a navy blue roller bag from carousel seven, according to a criminal complaint.

“The complaint says Brinton removed a luggage tag from the bag, placed it into a handbag he was carrying, and “then left the area at a quick pace.” Brinton arrived at MSP Airport around 4:27 p.m. on an American Airlines flight from Washington, D.C., but did not check a bag, meaning he had no reason to visit baggage claim, according to the complaint.”

Brinton said when he joined the Biden admin:

“It’s official. As of June 19th, I now serve my nation as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Office of Nuclear Energy in the Department of Energy.”

From The Department of Energy:

Sam Brinton serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition (NE-8).

In this role, Sam leads NE-8 and oversees its programs including the Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Science and Technology and the Office of Integrated Waste Management. NE-8 manages ongoing research and development related to long-term disposition of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste.

Current priorities for Sam’s office include evaluating the feasibility of the direct disposal of dual-purpose casks; implementing high burn-up, large scale, long-term, dry storage cask research; and developing a consent-based siting process for consolidated, federal interim storage of spent nuclear fuel.

Sam brings a wealth of experience to this role, having previously served as the first employee of the country’s first and only nuclear waste management and disposal start-up company, as well as leading one of the first major national consensus reports on the topic of consent-based siting at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Sam has also worked for think tanks such as the Breakthrough Institute, Clean Air Task Force, and Third Way.

Sam holds dual graduate degrees in nuclear science and engineering as well as the Technology Policy Program from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering with a nuclear engineering focus and vocal music performance from Kansas State University.

Sam is also a well-known advocate for LGBTQ youth and helped to secure protections against the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy in more than half of the country. They identify as gender-fluid and use the pronouns they, them, and theirs.

After nearly a decade of experience in nuclear policy formation and implementation, Sam is excited to bring their knowledge and passion for nuclear waste as a self-proclaimed #NuclearNerd to the Department of Energy.

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BREAKING: Top Soros Prosecutor Downgrades Over HALF of Felonies to Misdemeanors

(SNews) – New York City’s District Attorney Alvin Bragg, one of the many prosecutors installed by radical billionaire George Soros, has downgraded over half of all felony cases to misdemeanors, according to reports.

According to data published on the DA’s website, Bragg downgraded 52% of all felony cases so far in 2022 to misdemeanors.

The number is a big increase compared to the 39% downgraded in 2019.

In 2021, District Attorney Alvin Bragg ran a campaign in favor of criminal justice reform.

He promised voters that he would uphold changes to the law that allows cash bail for violent crimes.

Bragg won his campaign and took office on January 1.

Just days later, he released a “Day One” memo to staff directing them to downgrade certain felonies, including armed robberies of commercial businesses.

He also instructed prosecutors to no longer seek jail time for many serious offenses.

New York Police Department Commissioner Keechant Sewell, at the time, wrote in a leaked email that Bragg’s policies could endanger the public and undermine justice for victims.

The NYPD’s latest crime statistic reports show that overall crimes are up 27.6%, with 112,755 reported so far in 2022 compared to 88,394 reported during the same period in 2021.

During the same period, there was a reported 13.2% increase in felony assaults, with a jump from 20,563 to 23,270 this year.

Rapes also increased from 1,336 to 1,471; robberies from 12,033 to 15,639; and transit crimes from 1,316 to 1,865.

Murders in the Big Apple are down from 432 to 372, and shootings are down from 1,688 to 1,438.

Bragg, according to data on his website, and his department declined to prosecute 35% more felony cases than in 2019, factoring in the court system’s delays in prosecuting cases from 2020-22.

The DA’s report also shows bail was requested for 2,518 felony cases so far in 2022, compared to 3,848, in 2019.

The latest statistics come as crime continues to surge in New York City.

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REVEALED: Hillary Clinton’s Secret Ties To Twitter Boycott

(SNews) – Twice-failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s deep ties to the dark money group targetting Elon Musk’s Twitter advertisers have begun to emerge.

A group that’s reportedly closely linked to Hillary is behind the movement to get advertisers to quit Twitter to protest Musk’s plans to restore free speech on the social media platform.

Musk has received severe pushback from the Left as his free speech agenda fundamentally involves ending censorship on Twitter.

The campaign to try to attack Musk and defend censorship is led by Accountable Tech, a group closely linked to Clinton’s Onward Together nonprofit.

In December 2020, Accountable Tech joined Onward Together as an official partner according to a press release.

“It’s a tremendous honor to join the Onward Together family, and to have the opportunity to work alongside such a dynamic coalition of leaders in the fight for a more just future,” Accountable Tech co-founder Jesse Lehrich said in a statement at the time.

“Our broken information ecosystem poses urgent and intersectional threats,” Lehrich said.

“Women and communities of color are disproportionately harmed by those threats, from online harassment and voter suppression, to disinformation and extremism.

“Working closely with a diverse network of progressive partners is not just important to Accountable Tech – it is essential to guiding our mission.”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said of the list of advertisers boycotting Twitter:

“This is Corporate Communism.

“Corporations using their economic power to force their political agendas.

“They need to go back to the ‘Customer is King’ mentality, not corporations are king.

“@elonmusk opening Twitter for everyone’s speech doesn’t promote one side, it opens the town square and levels the playing field.

“The left can’t win on equal ground in debate.

“They are the party that promoted tyrannical lockdowns, mandated unnecessary vaccines, drag queen shows in schools, racist CRT curriculums, sexualizing & grooming kids, pushes and promotes and is trying to normalize a multi-billion dollar medical experimentation industry of genital mutilation on children, and is literally destroying women’s rights by promoting fake women over real women.

“The left can’t defend their beliefs and their actions on an equal platform.

“The left have lost their way.

“They are communists.

“They will continue to force their agenda, by any means necessary.

“Backing down is not an option.

“They don’t want to be nice, they want submission.”

Legal scholar Jonathan Turley said:

“The effort of the Clinton-linked ‘Accountable Tech’ reveals the level of panic in Democratic circles that free speech could be restored on one social media platform.

“The group was open about how losing control over Twitter could result in a loss of control over social media generally.

“For Clinton, it is an ‘all-hands-on-deck’ call for censorship.

“She previously called upon foreign governments to crack down on the free speech of Americans on Twitter.”

Jesse Lehrich’s bio says:

Jesse is a co-founder of Accountable Tech.

He has a decade of experience in political communications and issue advocacy, including serving as the foreign policy spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, where he was part of the team managing the response to Russia’s information warfare operation.

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JUST IN: Elon Takes DOWN Top Liberal “Hero”

(SNews) – Twitter boss Elon Musk has fired a warning back at Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman after his apparent role in a spamming attack was exposed.

Musk is under attack over his mission to bring free speech back to social media by ending censorship on Twitter.

With free speech unleashed, the establishment won’t be able to control the narrative, he argues.

Earlier today, Vindman appeared to inadvertently reveal that he’s linked to a campaign to spam Twitter with anti-Musk posts.

Vindman said on Twitter: “Kinda weird that @elonmusk gets to decide how like a half-billion people communicate.

“Way too much power for one erratic individual to wield, don’t you think?”

However, Twitter users were quick to point out that the exact same comment from Vindman has also been posted by dozens of other spamming accounts.

Several other accounts posted the exact same message as Vindman in what seems to be an effort to attack Musk.

Musk laughed off the matter but warned Vindman and the rest of the spamming accounts that they are violating Twitter’s terms of service.

“They’re bots in human form,” Musk said of Vindman and his allies.

“Note, spamming, whether done by a set of humans or bots is against ToS.”

A Twitter user said:

“And they’re all echoing Alexander Vindman.”

Musk said:

“Like digital ventriloquist dolls.”

Another Twitter user said:

“Hating on elon musk full time seems like a really pathetic hobby.”

Musk responded with the sad truth behind the attacks:

“They won’t give up controlling the narrative easily.”

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BREAKING: Top Dem REFUSES To Comply With GOP Subpoena… He’s PANICKING

(SNews) – Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) went on CNN’s “State of the Union” to talk about the Dems losing The House and what that means for Dems like Adam. Anchor Dana Bash said:

“The incoming oversight chair, James Comer, told Punchbowl News in an interview, ‘I don’t believe congressional investigations have a whole lot of credibility now. I blame Adam Schiff for that, but it’s also both parties to blame for investigations in the past. I want to change that.’ What’s your response?”

Schiff said, “Comer doesn’t believe in the Russia investigation, in the Ukraine investigation, he doesn’t believe in the investigation of January 6th. Why? Because those are investigations of the serial abuse of power by Donald Trump.

“Comer and Jordan and McCarthy will do nothing but carry Donald Trump’s water.

“Someone who is sitting down for dinner with anti-semites, who is sitting down for dinner with bigots who won’t condemn them.

“This is who they’re making common cause with.

“They will do and say what they need to do.”

Bash said, “We’re out of time but I have to ask.

If you are subpoenaed by Republicans when they take over, will you comply?”

Schiff said, “We’ll have to consider the validity of the subpoena.

“I would certainly view my obligation, the administration’s obligation to follow the law and the fact that they have disrespected the law is not a precedent I would hope that would be broadly followed.

“We’ll have to look at the the legitimacy or lack of legitimacy of what they do.”

When asked about Being removed from his committees, Schiff said:

“McCarthy’s problem is not with what I said about Russia.

“McCarthy’s problem is that he cannot get to 218 without Marjorie Taylor Green and Paul Gosar and Matt Gaetz.

“And so he will do whatever they ask.

“Right now, they are asking that I be removed from my committees and McCarthy is willing to do it.”

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BREAKING: Kari Lake Launches Major LAWSUIT Against Election Officials

(SNews) – Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County’s election officials over the handling of the midterms.

Lake’s campaign is demanding officials respond to its public records requests before the county certifies its vote canvass on Monday.

The lawsuit says: “Plaintiff desires that every lawful vote be properly counted and every voter who was eligible to vote be allowed to vote.

“Because Defendants were unable or unwilling to conduct a reconciliation of voter check-ins against ballots cast of each polling center on election night in accordance with Arizona law and have now unlawfully refused to produce public records in response to two public records requests regarding how they administered the election, Plaintiff cannot determine that every lawful vote will be properly counted.

“The records Plaintiff requested in response to the numerous issues with Defendants’administration of the election are consistent with a parallel demand by the Arizona Attorney General for answers to questions about the Defendants’ actions.

“Given instances of misprinted ballots, the commingling of counted and uncounted ballots, and long lines discouraging people from voting, as demonstrated in the attached declarations, these records are necessary for Plaintiff to determine the full extent of the problems identified and their impacts on electors,” the 19-page lawsuit says.

Republican Abe Hamadeh, who lost the race to be Arizona’s Attorney General by less than 1,000 votes, also sued.

Hamadeh said:

“The voters of Arizona demand answers and deserve transparency about the gross incompetence and mismanagement of the General Election by certain election officials.

“Pervasive errors by our election officials resulted in the disenfranchisement of countless Arizonans who had their voices silenced.

“Arizonans deserve to have an election system that is transparent and fair and right now we have neither.”

According to AZ Central:

Republican attorney general candidate Abe Hamadeh has filed a legal complaint asking a judge not only to prevent certification of the Nov. 8 election results but, if appropriate, also to certify the election to Hamadeh.

The complaint was filed Tuesday in Maricopa County Superior Court by Hamadeh, who was joined by the Republican National Committee.

The contestees include the candidate now leading the attorney general race, Democrat Kris Mayes, as well as Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbes and other elections officials.

Hamadeh trails Mayes by 510 votes with all of Arizona’s ballots counted.

The race is already headed to an automatic recount, per state law, because the vote differential between the candidates is less than half a percentage point.

The recount will occur after the certification of election results Dec. 5.

Hamadeh is asking the court to prevent the certification of the attorney general’s race as it stands now.

It asks for “an injunction … prohibiting the Secretary of State from declaring the Contestee elected to the office of Arizona Attorney General or from issuing to Contestee a certificate of election.”

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BREAKING: European Officials Make SHOCKING Accusation Against Joe Biden

(SNews) – Top European officials are furious with Joe Biden’s administration and are accusing America of making a fortune from the war in Ukraine according to a report from Politico. Some of the officials swiping at Biden remained anonymous while others did so publicly.

“The fact is, if you look at it soberly, the country that is most profiting from this war is the U.S. because they are selling more gas and at higher prices, and because they are selling more weapons,” one senior official told politico.

“We are really at a historic juncture,” the official added before complaining about trade disruption from U.S. subsidies and high energy prices. “America needs to realize that public opinion is shifting in many EU countries.”

The EU’s chief diplomat Josep Borrell said, “Americans, our friends, take decisions which have an economic impact on us.”

An NSC spokesperson said:

“The rise in gas prices in Europe is caused by Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and Putin’s energy war against Europe, period.

“The increase in global LNG supplies, led by the United States, helped European allies and partners get storage levels to an encouraging place ahead of this winter, and we will continue to work with the EU, its members, and other European countries to ensure sufficient supplies will be available for winter and beyond.”

European Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton said:

“The United States sells us its gas with a multiplier effect of four when it crosses the Atlantic.

“Of course the Americans are our allies, but when something goes wrong it is necessary also between allies to say it.”

Other European officials were furious with Biden over his trade and subsidy policies.

“The Inflation Reduction Act is very worrying,” said Dutch Trade Minister Liesje Schreinemacher.

“The potential impact on the European economy is very big.”

“The U.S. is following a domestic agenda, which is regrettably protectionist and discriminates against U.S. allies,” said Tonino Picula, the European Parliament’s lead person on the transatlantic relationship.

According to Politico:

It wasn’t until Washington announced a $369 billion industrial subsidy scheme to support green industries under the Inflation Reduction Act that Brussels went into full-blown panic mode.

“The Inflation Reduction Act has changed everything,” one EU diplomat said. “Is Washington still our ally or not?”

For Biden, the legislation is a historic climate achievement.

“While we understand that some trading partners have concerns with how the [electric vehicle] tax credit provisions in the IRA will operate in practice with respect to their producers, we are committed to continuing to work with them to better understand and do what we can to address their concerns,” the NSC spokesperson said.

“This is not a zero-sum game. The IRA will grow the pie for clean energy investments, not split it.”

But the EU sees that differently. An official from France’s foreign affairs ministry said the diagnosis is clear: These are “discriminatory subsidies that will distort competition.”

French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire this week even accused the U.S. of going down China’s path of economic isolationism, urging Brussels to replicate such an approach. “Europe must not be the last of the Mohicans,” he said.

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SHOCK: Trudeau Wanted To Use Tanks To CRUSH Freedom Protesters

(SNews) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet discussed using tanks to crush protesters taking part in the peaceful Freedom Convoy protests earlier this year, a probe has found.

Slay News was reporting on the protests throughout January and February as the people of Canada took to the streets to protest their government’s draconian pandemic restrictions.

What started as a convoy of truckers soon expanded into a nationwide uprising as Canadians demanded freedom.

And now, months later, disturbing details are beginning to emerge as the government is investigated over its handling of the protests.

A public inquiry into PM Trudeau’s declaration of martial law in February has revealed that liberal ministers discussed the possibility of using war machines against the peaceful protesters.

As the protesters gathered on the streets of the nation’s capital Ontario to protest medical tyranny and vaccination mandates, their own government was discussing wiping them out like an enemy.

The Public Order Emergency Commission, established on April 25, is presently conducting an inquiry to determine whether the Trudeau government’s use of wartime measures to crush the trucker-led “Freedom Convoy” protests was justified.

Politico reported that the federal government has partially waived Cabinet confidence for the purposes of the inquiry, providing Canadians with a glimpse into the machinations of the state and the thinking behind Trudeau’s unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act on Feb. 14.

On Wednesday, select Cabinet ministers and federal staff were questioned, including liberal Justice Minister David Lametti.

Lametti reportedly wrote to liberal Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino on Feb. 2, “You need to get the police to move. And the [Canadian Armed Forces] if necessary.

“Too many people are being seriously adversely impacted by what is an occupation.”

Mendicino responded, “How many tanks are you asking for.

“I just wanna ask [Defense Minister] Anita [Anand] how many we’ve got on hand?”

Lametti answered, “I reckon one will do!”

Canada’s go-to tank is the German-made Leopard 2, which was designed to engage Russian heavy armor in battle, reported the National Post.

Its 44-caliber 120-millimeter main gun produced by Rheinmetall may have been too much for the thousands of unarmed citizens protesting the vaccine mandates and COVID restrictions that one of the authors of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms has said were unconstitutional.

Lametti claimed the exchange was “meant to be a joke between two friends,” however, when Trudeau declared martial law, he found it necessary to clarify that his government was “not using the Emergencies Act to call in the military.”

Former Ottawa police Chief Peter Sloly’s lawyer suggested this was more than mere playful banter, saying, “You can understand how when such a thing is made public that … Canadians through the media take the words to be the weight of your office.”

The National Post reported that the use of heavy armor to crush a protest unfavorable to the incumbent political leader would have been unprecedented in Canada.

In the 1919 Winnipeg general strike, protesters were put down with gunfire and cavalry charges, but not heavy armor.

In addition to joking about using weapons of war on Canadian citizens with whom he disagreed, the liberal justice minister noted that police had “all the legal authority they need[ed] to enforce the law” but had failed to do so.

Lametti went so far as to call the former chief of police Peter Sloly “incompetent” for his measured application of the law.

On Friday, Trudeau testified that the provincial and local police’s ability “to keep it under control was not exactly there.”

Although street crime actually fell while the protesters exercised their mobility and speech rights downtown Ottawa, the Trudeau government nevertheless suggested that the abstract threat of violence was, along with other so-called factors, sufficient to confiscate protester funds, freeze bank accounts, tow vehicles, and arrest protesters.

The Toronto Star reported that the Trudeau government retroactively cited “the volatile and potentially violent situations that were occurring in various places at the time” as cause to use the emergency powers.

An internal Department of Public Safety report confirmed, however, that there was no evidence of violence committed by Freedom Convoy protesters in Ottawa; that “the majority of the events have been peaceful”; and that the “disruption to government activities is so far minor.”

Trudeau’s government also defended the action saying that Canada’s “social cohesion, national unity and … international reputation” were at risk of “irremediable harms” as a result of the protests.

While the “Freedom Convoy” allegedly posed a threat to Canada’s international reputation, it was for Trudeau’s invocation of the wartimes measures that the Canadian government drew the ire, not just of members of the Conservative Party, but of civil rights organizations and foreign dignitaries the world over.

Romanian MEP Cristian Terhes compared Trudeau to the communist dictator Ceausescu, suggesting, “He’s exactly like a tyrant, like a dictator.”

The Croatian MEP Mislav Kolakusic addressed Trudeau, saying, “Canada, once a symbol of the modern world, has become a symbol of civil rights violations under your quasi-liberal boot in recent months.

“We watched how you trample women with horses, how you block the bank accounts of single parents so that they can’t even pay their children’s education and medicine, that they can’t pay utilities …”

The German MEP Christine Anderson criticized the prime minister for trampling “on fundamental rights by persecuting and criminalizing his own citizens as terrorists, just because they dared to stand up to his own perverted concept of democracy.”

Republican Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) said that Trudeau’s declaration of martial law to bring an end to the protests was “very, very dangerous,” suggesting that overnight, “Canada became Egypt … ruled by emergency edict that allows prohibition of public assembly, travel, and the commandeering of private companies without your day in court.”

Trudeau told the commission via his witness statement that the Freedom Convoy was not a “usual political protest.”

Trudeau had not intervened in previous political protests — such as those staged by BLM or Idle No More activists — and had not taken similar action in 2020 when anti-pipeline activists blockaded Canadian rail lines, paralyzing the country.

According to the prime minister, what allegedly made the Freedom Convoy unusual was that the protesters expressed a “certain level of frustration” that was “very concerning.”

Worse yet, they allegedly harassed people for wearing masks.

Months prior to using the power of the state to shut down critics of state power, Trudeau made his views known about those antipathetic to his COVID-19 policies.

On Sept. 16, 2021, Trudeau said on the French-language program “La semaine des 4 Julie” that those who are “fiercely against vaccination … are extremists.”

Trudeau added that they “don’t believe in science, they’re often misogynists, also often racists,” and then posed the question: “Do we tolerate these people?”

It would appear that armored war machines quickly came to mind when elements of Trudeau’s government were mulling over what to do with those people the prime minister branded as extremists and questioned tolerating.

As Slay News reported Friday, the investigation also uncovered evidence that U.S. President Joe Biden pressured Trudeau to shut down the protests.

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