CUBADEBATE: Picture of the Day: Police force on horseback lashes out at protesters in Canada


Walter Lippmann
 

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Picture of the Day: Police force on horseback lashes out at protesters in Canada

Policeforce on horseback attacks protesters in Canada. Photo: @bennyjohnson/Twitter.

Host Benny Johnson shared the photo with the following text on Twitter:

"This is the defining image: a Western leader ordered the authorities to crush the skull of a grandmother. There are no two sides here. Either you are with fascists or you are against it. Ask your representative why they have not spoken out and condemned this. Now is the time to choose."

Demonstrations and truck blockades in protest against anti-covid measures in Canada were finally quelled in the capital.

Clashes ensued and the police repeatedly confronted the demonstrators and dispersed the crowd back to shouts of "Freedom!" and the singing of the national anthem, by anti-vaccine protesters.

The police acted after the judicial declaration of the blockades of the streets as illegal.

Ottawa Police Chief Steve Bell said at a briefing: "Officers made arrests and cleared the place. As of 3:00 p.m. Friday, we had 70 people arrested. They have been charged with multiple and various crimes, including damages."

This has been one of the largest police actions in Canadian history. To put an end to the protests of the so-called Freedom Convoy in the capital, agents from all over the country were necessary.

(With information from Euronews)