RCMP commissioner denies claim Mounties used 'kid gloves' with Freedom Convoy protesters_freckle removal gun

RCMP commissioner denies claim Mounties used 'kid gloves' with Freedom Convoy protestersRCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki says she sees no double standard in the way Mounties policed the Freedom Convoy protests and blockades earlier this year compared to the tactics they have used with Indigenous protesters.

Social Sharing

NDP MP Matthew Green says he saw a 'juxtaposition of policing'

Catharine Tunney · CBC News(Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki says she sees no double standard in the way Mounties policed the Freedom Convoy protests and blockades earlier this year compared to the tactics they have used with Indigenous protesters.

During a heated exchange in a committee meeting Tuesday night, NDP MP Matthew Green asked about the scenes that played out during border blockades over COVID-19 health mandates and compared them to blockades during protests against a pipeline drill site on Wet'suwet'en territory in northern British Columbia.

Green referred to the cases as a "juxtaposition of policing — what I'll call a failure of policing."

The RCMP has come under fire after a U.K. newspaper reported that police were prepared to use snipers on Wet'suwet'en Nation protesters and argued for "lethal overwatch" in 2019.

WATCH | Top Mountie pressed to explain RCMP's handling of protesters

Top Mountie pressed to explain RCMP's handling of protesters

10 hours agoDuration 2:10In a heated exchange, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki denies the claim that police officers used 'kid gloves' with truck convoy protesters.CSIS was concerned about extremist violence, recruitment amid Freedom Convoy: top spy

(editor:)

HOT
NEW
top 10
Link