'Watch That Horse Video’: Canada Police Probe Alleged Officers' Texts After Convoy Protesters Trampled By Police Horse - Including Woman On A Mobility Scooter in OttawaThe messages are downright horrifying.conservativebrief.com
“Remember this image. Remember what Trudeau did to Canada,” internet commentator Ian Miles Cheong wrote in a tweet along with a picture of two protesters, one next to a walking device, who had reportedly been knocked to the ground by police officers on horseback.
Video he posted appeared to confirm that. He wrote, “Trudeau is stamping out freedom. One trampled protester at a time,” adding, “Remember Ottawa.”..
“This material is not representative of those who have committed themselves to serving Canadians with integrity and professionalism,” it said.
“Since the beginning, our members have worked tirelessly alongside our municipal and provincial policing partners in Ottawa and across the country to end illegal blockades and unlawful protests safely and peacefully.
“All members of the RCMP know that, whether on or off duty, they have a responsibility to hold themselves to the highest professional standards and are subject to the Code of Conduct of the RCMP at all times. This includes acting with integrity, fairness, and impartiality, and avoiding any potential conflicts between their professional responsibilities and private interests,” the group said.
“The RCMP has put in place measures to ensure the continued integrity of police operations as well as the safety of our members,” it said.
Canadian Police on Friday moved in to break up the more than three-week-old “Freedom Convoy” demonstration in the capital of Ottawa, as video and photos of the action posted on social media appeared to shock many people.
Police used tear gas and horses to break up the protest, and “in doing so, authorities appeared to trample one elderly woman using a walker as well as running over other protesters” with mounted officers, The Daily Wire noted.
“Numerous others were tear-gassed. Around the world, individuals reacted with disgust to the ‘tyranny’ on display in the Western nation,” the outlet continued.
Reports noted that while the police crackdown initially was peaceful, by evening in Ottawa it had turned more confrontational and violent.
Many of the crowd control measures implemented by Ottawa police were caught on video or camera.