Once again, Trudeau was heckled and honked at by Freedom Convoy supporters — this time by protesters in Victoria, BC.
This most recent barrage of boos and honks occurred while entering Victoria City Hall to speak with Mayor Lisa Helps. This visit would have been innocuous for most leaders, but merely his presence draws a crowd of disdain.
“You suck!” one yelled, to which Trudeau sarcastically waved back. A few feet away, protestors’ truck horns were blaring, and Trudeau quickly walked from his SUV to the building.
Trudeau’s visit was prepared for by ramping up CCTV cameras in public spaces, as announced by Victoria Police Department. A trained sniper also casually stared down protestors.
“We are deploying these temporarily placed, monitored cameras in public spaces in accordance with BC and national privacy legislation. The cameras will be taken down a short time after the event. Temporary signs are posted to ensure that those in the area are aware,” Victoria Police stated.
Thirty minutes later, he could be seen leaving, and the protestors let him hear it once again before he hopped into his getaway car and bolted.
This ‘safety’ measure could be Trudeau’s new method of deterring protestors from coming out. After all, his recent strategy was hiding his itinerary until the last minute, which didn’t work. Many will remember that he recently flew to Vancouver without notice, and British Columbians organized a massive demonstration outside his hotel within hours.
It looks like Trudeau isn’t safe from denouncement anywhere.
Four weeks ago, to avoid protestors in England, he had to sneak in the back door when visiting Boris Johnson. And this humiliating greeting notoriously preceded being called a “disgrace to democracy” and a “dictator” by politicians in the EU.