Less than a week after testifying over his use of the Emergencies Act to quash truckers in February, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suddenly supports protests against Covid-19 mandates breaking out all over China.
China has seen widespread anti-lockdown protests with authorities clamping down on dissidents throughout the country.
On Tuesday, Trudeau told reporters that he supports the Chinese freedom protests and the rights of people to “express themselves” over Covid-19 mandates.
“Everyone in China should be allowed to protest. We will continue to ensure that China knows we will stand for human rights and with people who are expressing themselves,” he said.
Thousands of Chinese citizens have taken to the streets of Beijing and Shanghai after a fire killed at least 10 people who were ordered into forced lockdowns for four months in Urumqi.
When the Freedom Convoy rocked Ottawa in protest of draconian Liberal government Covid-19 mandates and travel restrictions, Trudeau said the protesters held “unacceptable views” and would be dealt with accordingly.
“The small fringe minority of people who are on their way to Ottawa, who are holding unacceptable views that they are expressing, do not represent the views of Canadians,” said Trudeau.
“Those who have been there for each other, who know that following the science and stepping up to protect each other is the best way to continue to ensure our freedoms, our rights, our values as a country.”
Soon after he made the comments, Trudeau’s government invoked the Emergencies Act and froze the bank accounts of protest supporters.
Federal, provincial and local police authorities were also ordered to move into the city center and proceeded to brutalize the remaining peaceful protesters.