Trudeau’s Crackdown in Ottawa Turns Violent as Mounties Trample Over Protesters

Canadian Mounties on horseback plowed through a crowd of Freedom Convoy protesters in Ottawa, reportedly trampling two of them. There were conflicting reports Friday night on the status of the protesters who were trampled. (See updates below for additional police violence on Saturday).

Police throughout the day reportedly made 100 arrests as they continued moved to end the three-week anti-vaccine mandate protest in downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill.

Authorities said the Mounties were brought in to prevent an escalation or further injury after the protesters had engaged in “assaultive behavior.”


Videos posted to Twitter appeared to show Ottawa Police officers making their way through a crowd and trampling over two people with their horses.

Ottawa Police attempted to explain the brutality in a tweet claiming that someone had thrown a bike at one of the horses.

“As this was happening a bicycle was thrown at the feet of one of the horses in an attempt to injure it. One person was arrested for intentionally harming a police service animal,” Ottawa Police said.

No video evidence has emerged to show anyone throwing a bike at a horse.

The status of the elderly woman who was using a walker was in question Friday night with rumors flying that she had died at the hospital of her injuries. According to independent journalist Sara Carter, the people who were trampled only sustained minor injuries.

Another protester reportedly had a heart attack when the Mounties charges through the crowd of protesters.

A group of protesters have remained in the city despite the crackdown, linking arms and singing “O Canada,” the national anthem.

The Toronto Sun columnist Joe Warmington noted that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s expressions of concern about allegedly violent protesters seem a little misplaced.

“Of course I’m concerned,” Trudeau told The Canadian Press on Jan. 28. “A number of people are there without wanting to incite violence, but there are going to be, as we’ve heard, a small group of people in there who are posing a threat to themselves, to each other, to Canadians.”

But instead of violence there were bouncy castles, hot tubs, pancake breakfasts, pig roasts, road hockey games, dancing and fireworks displays.

The violence the Prime Minister has expressed concern about during the three-week protest in Ottawa didn’t unfold until Justin Trudeau’s Emergencies Act police army was sent in to disperse the crowd.

Additional videos showed officers brutalizing peaceful protesters.

Update (Saturday morning):

Rebel News’s Quebec-based reporter Alexa Lavoie was assaulted by police as officers and Freedom Convoy” demonstrators faced off in downtown Ottawa on early Saturday morning. Ezra Levant, the founder and owner of Rebel News has vowed to sue the police over the incident.

Another journalist, True North’s Andrew Lawton, was reportedly pepper sprayed in the face by police Friday while covering the police action against the Freedom Convoy protesters.

Candice Malcolm, the editor-in-chief of True North announced that she has hired a lawyer to sue the police.

Conservative Canadian politician Maxime Bernier lashed out at the Trudeau government and their state media lackeys.

Freedom Convoy organizers put out a statement late Saturday morning saying that they have elected to move the truckers to protect the peaceful protesters from further assaults by the RCMP.

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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: A mounted police horse unit pushes back protesters during a protest against Covid-19 mandates in Ottawa, Canada on February 18, 2022. - Canadian police on Thursday began a massive operation to clear the trucker-led protests against Covid health rules clogging the capital for three weeks, with several arrests made. (Photo by Dave Chan / AFP) (Photo by DAVE CHAN/AFP via Getty Images)