Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/7/2022

Over the past three days, security forces in Hungary prevented almost 600 illegal migrants from crossing the border. Meanwhile, almost 300 migrants have agreed to leave Lithuania in return for a payment of €1,000 each.

In other news, New Jersey announced that it is ending its mask mandate in public schools.

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Financial Crisis
» Venezuela Inflation Slows for Fifth Month, Closes January at 6.7%
 
USA
» BIPOC Students Asked to Submit Examples of ‘Microaggressions’ To ‘Educate’ Staff at Wisconsin High School
» Comedian Collapses on Stage After Telling Joke About Booster Shot
» Florida Senate Bill Attempts to Restrict Teachings of Critical Race Theory
» Florida Drawbridge Goes Up With Woman on it, Causing Deadly Fall
» Georgia Senate Republicans Defend Critical Race Theory Bill
» GOP Bill: Ban Critical Race Theory Training for Government Employees
» Hate Hoax: Black Student Charged With Lying to Police After Faking Hate Crime
» Hinsdale Students Isolated Over Mask Refusal, Infuriating Parents
» Joe Rogan is Under Unprecedented Censorship Attack, And He’s Never Been Happier
» Kaneland Parents Protest Mask Mandate Outside Elburn Elementary School Monday Morning
» Masks Now Optional in Geneva 304 as School Cancellation Prompts Protests
» Nancy Pelosi Spent Almost $500K on Private Jets Despite Climate Preaching
» New Jersey Announces it Will End State Mask Mandate in Its Public Schools
» NY Times Fact-Checker Missed Assertion About Palin in 2017 Editorial
» NYC Workers Protest Vaccine Mandate Ahead of Termination Deadline
» Oregon Gubernatorial Candidate Expressed Support for Violent Portland Rioters
» Parents Protest Mask Mandate at Bonita High School in La Verne
» Pritzker Appeals Mask Ruling, Criticizes Judge’s ‘Poor Legal Reasoning’ That ‘Cultivates Chaos’
» Prosecutors: Fatal Deputy Shooting of 88-Year-Old Justified
» Tennessee Representative Introduces New Bill to End Critical Race Theory From Workplaces
» Toutle Lake Students, Community Members Protest Mask Mandate Monday
» US Defense Database DMED Tracked Exploding Number of Vaccine-Related Injuries
» Video: Rand Paul Warns COVID Mandates Have ‘Always Been About Growing Government Power Over Your Lives’
» Video: CNN Guest Claims the Network “Saved Democracy”
 
Canada
» $5K Fines Given to First Nations Mothers Who Defied COVID-19 Lockdown to Buy Groceries
» 418 Travellers Were Kept for at Least an Extra Day in Quarantine Hotels After Testing Negative
» 90% of Ottawa Restaurants Closed This Weekend — and They Missed a Jackpot!
» Anti-Semitic Leaflet Was a Hate Hoax Pushed by Legacy Media and Left-Wing Politicians
» Breaking: Trudeau Doubles Down on Division, Demands End to Truckers’ Freedom Protest
» Breaking: Ontario Superior Court Grants Injunction Against Honking in Downtown Ottawa
» Breaking: Border Blockade Truckers Release Statement to Premier Kenney, Prime Minister Trudeau
» Canadian Driver Charged in COVID Protest Hit-and-Run
» Cops Seizing Fuel in Ottawa? Protesters on Scene Reveal the Story
» Did Freedom Convoy Supporters Steal Food From the Homeless? Alexa Lavoie Investigates
» Discussing the The Truckers’ Border Blockade in Coutts, Alberta
» Health Mandate Protesters Near Sask. Legislature Leave After Police Issue More Than 30 Tickets
» How Critical Race Theory Sparked Controversy in the U.S. And Influenced Canadian Education
» Jordan Peterson Slams Gerald Butts as a “Stunningly Corrupt and Incendiary Fool”
» ‘Most People Are Going to be Waking Up to the Fact That the News Has Been Lying for Many Years’
» No Evidence Truckers Involved With Arson, But Mayor Blames Convoy Anyway
» Ontario Liberals Demand Doug Ford Threaten to Seize Convoy’s Trucks
» Police Issue About 80 Tickets as Convoys Snarl Traffic in Calgary
» Police Threaten Arrests for People Giving Fuel to Freedom Convoy
» Quebec City Freedom Convoy Protest Organizers’ Fundraiser Cancelled by Crowdfunding Platform
» Quebec City Sees Freedom Convoy of Its Own Over the Weekend
» Raw: Police Seizing Fuel From Truckers in Ottawa
» Study Finds Children Have Harder Time Recognizing Masked Faces Than Adults
» Thousands of People Show Up to Support Huge Edmonton Anti Lockdown Truck Convoy
» Vehicles Damaged at Convoy Protest in Victoria, Police Seek Suspect
» Video: Ottawa City Officials, Police Label Trucker Convoy as ‘Terrorist Insurrection’
» Waterloo School Board Equity Officer Says “History is Paved With White-Led Violence”
» Where is Justin Trudeau? NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Says PM Has ‘Not Been Visible’
 
Europe and the EU
» Germany: Another Vaxxed Soccer Player Bites the Dust
» Greece: 324,000 Vaccination Certificates Terminated as of Monday Due to Not Taking Booster Shot
» Red Cross Withdraws From ‘Austria Vaccinates’ Campaign
» UK: Boris Johnson Says it Would Require a Tank Division to Oust Him
 
Australia — Pacific
» Controversial Digital Licence Plan to Keep Aussie Kids ‘Safe’ From Misinformation
 
Immigration
» France: African Migrant Headbutts Grandmother With Child During Brutal Robbery
» Hungary Blocks Entry of Nearly 600 Irregular Migrants Over Past 3 Days
» Over 270 Migrants Agree to Leave Lithuania for 1K Euros
» Zemmour on Refugees: “I Am Here to Save the French People and France, I’m Not Here to Save the World”
 

Venezuela Inflation Slows for Fifth Month, Closes January at 6.7%

CARACAS — Venezuela registered inflation of 6.7% in January, as the indicator slowed for the fifth consecutive month, the central bank said on Monday, amid a prolonged economic recession.

Credit restrictions and cuts to spending in the bolivar currency by the government, meant to control the bolivar to dollar exchange rate, have reduced inflation in recent months.

Consumer prices were up 7.6% in December, according to official figures. Inflation figures have been in single digits since September.

Transport was the sector with the highest increase in January, at 13%, while education increased 9.7% and communications saw a 9.5% increase.

The central bank does not give official 12-month figures but according to economists, the figure reached 472% through January.

[Comment: Oh my God.]

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

BIPOC Students Asked to Submit Examples of ‘Microaggressions’ To ‘Educate’ Staff at Wisconsin High School

A student union at a Wisconsin high school reportedly sent an email to black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) students, requesting the recipients submit examples of microaggressions “in hopes of educating” school staff.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Comedian Collapses on Stage After Telling Joke About Booster Shot

Onlookers who saw Heather McDonald collapse on stage after she bragged about taking the booster shot thought it was part of her act, but the comedian had to be rushed to hospital.

“I’m vaxxed, double vaxxed, boosted … and flu shot and shingle shot and haven’t gotten COVID and Jesus loves me most,” said McDonald during a show in Tempe, Arizona in what was only her second joke of the night.

The audience thought the joke and dramatic collapse was part of a skit, but it was no laughing matter.

“As soon as she delivered the joke, she just collapsed and hit her head on the floor,” reports TMZ. “Everyone thought at first it was all part of the act, but it was not. She was conscious, but clearly, all was not well. An EMT and a nurse happened to be in the audience … they rushed up on stage to provide first aid.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Florida Senate Bill Attempts to Restrict Teachings of Critical Race Theory

Florida Senate Bill (SB) 148, the legislation attempting to restrict teachings of critical race theory (CRT) in educational and employment settings, has ventured through its first obstacles of enactment, driven by Gov. Ron Desantis and his colleagues.

The bill, filed on Jan. 11, gained approval from the State Senate Education Committee, on Jan. 18.

Proponents argue that this is the initial step in the direction of dismantling any CRT lessons taught in public schools and private businesses.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Florida Drawbridge Goes Up With Woman on it, Causing Deadly Fall

West Palm Beach police need help identifying woman who died when bridge went up with her on it

An investigation is underway in West Palm Beach into how and why a woman fell to her death while crossing a drawbridge that went up while she was walking across it.

Investigators said “an older woman” was walking her bicycle in the pedestrian lane of the Royal Park Bridge connecting the Town of Palm Beach to West Palm Beach around 1 p.m. She was coming from the island to the City of West Palm Beach when the incident happened.

As of Monday afternoon, the woman had not been identified. Anyone who may know her identity is asked to call 561-822-9100.

Detectives said she was next to the eastbound lanes when the panels of the bridge started to go into the air. At that point, investigators said she had to try to hold on to anything she could.

“There was a man who tried to help this woman as she was holding on to the elevated bridge, but unfortunately he was not able to rescue her,” said Mike Jachles, public information officer for the West Palm Beach Police Department. “Unfortunately and tragically, she fell, landing about 50 to 60 feet below, where the mechanical parts to the bridge are, and she died on impact…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Georgia Senate Republicans Defend Critical Race Theory Bill

ATLANTA — Republicans in the state Senate Monday defended legislation prohibiting the teaching of critical race theory in Georgia schools from criticism by Democrats that the bill would stifle honest discussion of America’s history of systemic racism.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

GOP Bill: Ban Critical Race Theory Training for Government Employees

Government agencies couldn’t require employees to attend training courses about topics related to systemic racism under a Republican-authored bill that will be the subject of a public hearing Tuesday, the latest example in Wisconsin of a divisive national issue playing out in a major election year.

The bill would almost certainly be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who has directly sought to address unequal outcomes for historically marginalized Wisconsinites. Evers last week vetoed a Republican-backed bill Friday that would have prohibited teaching concepts related to “critical race theory.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Hate Hoax: Black Student Charged With Lying to Police After Faking Hate Crime

A 19-year-old black female college student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is now facing disorderly conduct charges over lying to police after she reported a hate crime incident in her dorm last month that led to two white students being initially accused. It was after extensive resources and manpower were deployed for an investigation, that officials concluded it was the accuser who allegedly faked the hate crime in the first place.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Hinsdale Students Isolated Over Mask Refusal, Infuriating Parents

HINSDALE, Ill. — Widespread confusion in school districts across the state continues after a judge downstate ruled against the mask mandate.

Two school districts cover Hinsdale — and the two districts took two different approaches.

Elementary and middle schools switched to remote learning over concern the mask confusion would create disruptions in the classroom. But Hinsdale Central and South high schools were open, requiring students to wear masks. When some students didn’t comply, administrators moved them to a separate part of the building.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Joe Rogan is Under Unprecedented Censorship Attack, And He’s Never Been Happier

Despite coming under a sustained and unprecedented censorship assault from the establishment, it will come as a surprise to some that Joe Rogan is more defiant and happier than ever.

Rogan’s Spotify podcast has come under repeated attack over the last few weeks by the establishment due to the comedian hosting doctors and other commentators who have challenged the official pandemic narrative.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Kaneland Parents Protest Mask Mandate Outside Elburn Elementary School Monday Morning

A group of parents and their children protested Kaneland’s decision to continue with Gov. JB Pritzker’s mask mandate Monday morning at John Stewart Elementary School in Elburn.

“The perfect opportunity comes up [to repeal the mask mandate] and they’re not doing it. So we’re taking a stand, all of us together, for our kids,” said parent Tanya Smith.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Masks Now Optional in Geneva 304 as School Cancellation Prompts Protests

GENEVA, Ill. — Geneva District 304 canceled school Monday, prompting the use of an emergency day, which elicited rallies from enraged parents.

The decision comes after the district was named in a lawsuit filed in Sangamon County. Last Friday, a central Illinois judge issued a temporary restraining order that prevents school districts statewide, cited in the case, from requiring students to wear masks in classrooms.

Late Monday afternoon, the district announced that masks would be optional for students and staff beginning Tuesday. Mask requirements will remain for school buses, however.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Nancy Pelosi Spent Almost $500K on Private Jets Despite Climate Preaching

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has shelled out nearly $500,000 for private flights since October 2020, despite her claims that the US has a “moral obligation” to address climate change.

The California Democrat’s campaign paid Virginia-based Advanced Aviation Team a total of $423,707.62 for travel services on 10 occasions between October 2020 and December 2021, according to Federal Election Commission filings first reported by Fox News.

In January last year, the Pelosi team also paid California-based Clay Lacy Aviation $65,457.23, bringing the campaign’s private jet expenses to a grand total of $489,164.85.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

New Jersey Announces it Will End State Mask Mandate in Its Public Schools

Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ) has announced that the school mask mandate for his state will be no more starting on March 7.

“Effective March 7, the statewide mask mandate in schools will be lifted. Balancing public health with getting back to some semblance of normalcy is not easy. But we can responsibly take this step due to declining COVID numbers and growth in vaccinations,” states the governor’s Twitter account on Monday.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

NY Times Fact-Checker Missed Assertion About Palin in 2017 Editorial

A New York Times fact-checker said in court Monday that she didn’t look over the assertion in a 2017 editorial of a clear link between a map circulated by Sarah Palin’s political action committee and the 2011 mass shooting that wounded Rep. Gabby Giffords.

Eileen Lepping, who appeared at Palin’s Manhattan federal court trial against the Times via video, said the error could be attributed to a “combination of things,” including her working quickly because she was on deadline.

Lepping was responding to questions by Judge Jed Rakoff, who asked her about the fact-checking process so he clearly understood answers she had given during her testimony to attorneys for Palin and the Times.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

NYC Workers Protest Vaccine Mandate Ahead of Termination Deadline

Over 300 city workers and others marched across the Brooklyn Bridge Monday protesting the city’s announcement that municipal employees without a COVID-19 vaccination would be fired by week’s end.

Gathering in front of FDNY headquarters in Brooklyn, protesters chanted, “No medical tyranny, no vaccine mandates” and “My body, my choice. The vaccine you will not force,” before marching across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall.

Firefighter Paul Schweit, 31, founder of Braves for Choice, an FDNY anti-mandate group, led the chants.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Oregon Gubernatorial Candidate Expressed Support for Violent Portland Rioters

With Pulitzer Prize-winning, former New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof being deemed ineligible to run for Oregon governor, Tina Kotek, who resigned as Oregon Speaker of the House in January to focus on her campaign, has been eyed as a potential Democratic shoe-in candidate for the seat.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Parents Protest Mask Mandate at Bonita High School in La Verne

Parents gathered outside Bonita High School in La Verne Monday morning to call for removing mask requirements for K-12 students.

The small group of parents carried signs saying “unmask our kids,” “let them breathe” and “we are done.”

In L.A. County, masking is required in both indoor and outdoor settings on the school campuses to curb the spread of the coronavirus and protect children who could end up hospitalized with COVID-19.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Pritzker Appeals Mask Ruling, Criticizes Judge’s ‘Poor Legal Reasoning’ That ‘Cultivates Chaos’

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (NEXSTAR) — Gov. JB Pritzker filed a notice on Monday morning to appeal a Sangamon County judge’s temporary restraining order that disrupted his mask mandate in schools.

During a press conference in Chicago, Pritzker singled out the judge who issued the Friday night ruling.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Prosecutors: Fatal Deputy Shooting of 88-Year-Old Justified

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor’s office has concluded the fatal shooting of an 88-year-old man by a deputy was justified.

The State Attorney’s Office in Tampa, Florida, said Monday that the fatal shooting of Ronald Ehrich last December by a Hillsborough County deputy was justified because the deputy was in fear for her life or great bodily harm when she fired her weapon. The deputy also had no duty to retreat, the State Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

“Accordingly, there is no legal basis for criminal charges against the deputy,” said the statement.

The deputy’s name was withheld in the State Attorney’s Office statement but she had previously been identified as Deputy Anastacia Castillo. Video released by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office last December showed the deputy repeatedly trying to de-escalate the situation.

She went to the home in Riverview, Florida, after a neighbor asked for a well-being check on Ehrich. The neighbor was concerned because she had not seen Ehrich for at least two days and had noticed his garage door was open.

In the video, the deputy repeatedly identified herself as she made her way through the home, saying “sheriff’s office” as she knocked on walls and doors. Once upstairs, she opened doors to bedrooms until Ehrich finally answered from behind a closed door…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Tennessee Representative Introduces New Bill to End Critical Race Theory From Workplaces

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Tennessee Rep. Bruce Griffey introduced a bill to get rid of Critical Race Theory (CRT) from workplaces across the state.

Last year, the Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation to ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory in classrooms to TN students.

This year, TN Rep. Griffey filed legislation (HB2313) to advance the bill by banning CRT in workplaces across Tennessee in both the private and public sector.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Toutle Lake Students, Community Members Protest Mask Mandate Monday

TOUTLE — More than 100 Toutle Lake School students and community members Monday lined Spirit Lake Memorial Highway with signs and flags protesting the state’s mask mandate.

A group of students organized the walkout-turned-protest last week over social media, said senior John Nicholson. Students went to class at 8:30 a.m. Monday, took their masks off and walked out when asked to go see the principal, he said.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

US Defense Database DMED Tracked Exploding Number of Vaccine-Related Injuries

When US Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) held a hearing on vaccine safety in January this year, a number of DOD whistleblowers stepped forward with alarming data. They shared data from the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED) which tracks every illness of military members.

The purpose of gathering such data is expressly to spot adverse health trends that could affect combat readiness. It is therefore accurate, complete and designed for early detection.

Lawyer Thomas Renz reported on five years of data during the hearing which showed an alarming rise in medical problems related to Covid vaccines. The whistleblowers stepped forward because their superiors had ignored the problem. Renz plans to pursue the matter in a US federal court.

Arguably, the DMED is the best epidemiological database in the world and since neither Pfizer nor Moderna is able to provide better data, this upward trend related to vaccine injury must be cause for great concern.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Video: Rand Paul Warns COVID Mandates Have ‘Always Been About Growing Government Power Over Your Lives’

Senator Rand Paul warned Friday that the COVID mandates and restrictions have always been more about getting people to act submissively to government than they have been about health and safety.

Appearing on Hannity, Paul stated “the dirty little secret is it’s always been more about submission.”

“It’s always been more about collectivism. It’s been about growing government power over your lives,” Paul adding, further noting “the science has been clear for a long time on masks for children.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Video: CNN Guest Claims the Network “Saved Democracy”

CNN is so far entrenched within its own echo chamber reality that even as the network faces multiple scandals involving sexual abuse and pedophilia, as its CEO was forced to resign, and as well as losing 90% of its viewers, guests and hosts are still claiming the network is the tip of the spear of media credibility.

A most hilarious example of this came over the weekend as CNN’s potato headed host Brian Stelter platformed Media Studies Professor David Zurawik who declared that the network literally “saved democracy” in America.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

$5K Fines Given to First Nations Mothers Who Defied COVID-19 Lockdown to Buy Groceries

A group of mothers from a First Nation in northern Manitoba are calling for leniency after they were fined $5,000 each for leaving their community for essentials during a community-imposed lockdown.

“When I seen that the ticket was $5,000, I thought the ticket was outrageous and crazy,” said Kattey Hart, a mother of four.

Hart lives in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN), about 670 kilometres north of Winnipeg. She was among a group of mothers who travelled to Thompson, Man., for a shopping trip Jan. 20 during a COVID-19 lockdown.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

418 Travellers Were Kept for at Least an Extra Day in Quarantine Hotels After Testing Negative

The number encompassed just three weeks of data in late November and early December 2021.

Not only have thousands of innocent, healthy Canadian citizens been forcibly confined against their will in Trudeau’s 2-star COVID jails while they awaited a negative COVID test, but many were incarcerated for longer than the government demanded.

The shocking information comes from an order paper response to a question asked by NDP MP for the BC riding of Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Taylor Bachrach, who asked the Public Health Agency of Canada how many Canadians or permanent residents had not been allowed to leave their quarantine facility after testing negative for covid upon arrival to Canada since Nov 21, 2021.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

90% of Ottawa Restaurants Closed This Weekend — and They Missed a Jackpot!

You would think that when 100,000+ people descend upon a city’s downtown core for a multi-week demonstration, those in the foodservice business would be jumping for joy. All those hungry and thirsty people will surely be seeking refreshments. It’s a bona fide bonanza for those in the foodservice biz.

However, we couldn’t help but notice that about 90% of the restaurants, pubs and other types of eateries in downtown Ottawa were closed during the Freedom Convoy gathering.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Anti-Semitic Leaflet Was a Hate Hoax Pushed by Legacy Media and Left-Wing Politicians

A report of an anti-Semitic document supposedly found at the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa has been debunked as a hoax, despite being pushed by legacy media and politicians as fact.

In a now-deleted tweet, Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAHN) chair Bernie Farber posted a photo of an anti-Semitic flyer he claimed “a friend” had found at the site of the Ottawa freedom protests.

“Taken by a friend in Ottawa at the Occupation,” said Farber in a since-deleted tweet on Sunday. “Apparently in plain sight.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: Trudeau Doubles Down on Division, Demands End to Truckers’ Freedom Protest

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a public appearance after days away from the spotlight, as the city of Ottawa remains gridlocked by protestors calling for an end to federal COVID-19 mandates.

Individuals are trying to blockade our economy, our democracy, and our fellow citizens’ daily lives. It has to stop,” said the prime minister, during an emergency debate that was called by New Democrat leader Jagmeet Singh earlier on Monday.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: Ontario Superior Court Grants Injunction Against Honking in Downtown Ottawa

Ontario Superior Court Justice Hugh McLean has granted a 10-day injunction restricting truckers parked on city streets in downtown Ottawa from constantly honking their horns.

McLean says the injunction is temporary because he needs to hear more evidence, but says he has heard enough to make this ruling today.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: Border Blockade Truckers Release Statement to Premier Kenney, Prime Minister Trudeau

The truckers who had previously been blockading the Coutts, Alberta border crossing into the U.S. have released a statement directed to Premier Jason Kenney and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Speaking this afternoon, three of the group’s organizers delivered their message to the public.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Canadian Driver Charged in COVID Protest Hit-and-Run

A Canadian man has been charged with intentionally striking four men with a car during a protest against COVID-19 restrictions, authorities said.

David Alexander Zegarac, 42, allegedly drove a Jeep Patriot through a group of protesters, mowing down the four victims, before taking off Friday night in Winnipeg, CTV News reported.

Police said in a statement that they stopped the vehicle and arrested Zegarac “after a brief struggle.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Cops Seizing Fuel in Ottawa? Protesters on Scene Reveal the Story

Last night in Ottawa, reports came out claiming police had raided a trucker’s camp just on the outskirts of the city on Coventry road.

So, I went on scene with our team and investigated.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Did Freedom Convoy Supporters Steal Food From the Homeless? Alexa Lavoie Investigates

Justin Trudeau recently stated that Ottawa protesters were stealing food from the homeless. What Rebel News found is the complete opposite. An isolated case does not represent reality and we wanted to set the record straight on what is really happening on the ground.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Discussing the The Truckers’ Border Blockade in Coutts, Alberta

On the latest episode of Rebel Roundup, Kian Simone and Sydney Fizzard joined David Menzies to talk about the truckers’ border blockade in Coutts, Alberta.

This is just an excerpt from the full Rebel Roundup.

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Health Mandate Protesters Near Sask. Legislature Leave After Police Issue More Than 30 Tickets

A protest that began near the Saskatchewan Legislative Building Saturday slowly moved on Sunday evening after Regina police began issuing tickets to several vehicles last night.

The convoy of anti-COVID mandate protesters had been blocked from entering the legislature grounds, but dozens of vehicles, including some big rig trucks, blocked a northbound lane on Albert Street over the weekend.

Among other things, the protesters are calling for an end to all COVID-related restrictions in the province — and had vowed to stay until their demands were met.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

How Critical Race Theory Sparked Controversy in the U.S. And Influenced Canadian Education

A draft blueprint for teaching Grade 2 and 3 students about racism at an Ontario school board offers staff some eye-opening background information.

“Race is a made-up social construct to uphold European and white standards,” states the guideline , “and not an actual biological fact.”

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Jordan Peterson Slams Gerald Butts as a “Stunningly Corrupt and Incendiary Fool”

Acclaimed author and psychologist Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and Trudeau crony Gerald Butts engaged in a battle of threats Sunday on Twitter after Butts made unsubstantiated claims about the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC).

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s former principal secretary Gerald Butts began the duel by indulging in a bit of misinformation, accusing the so-called “MAGA wing” of the Conservative Party of being “funded from abroad” and that they “staged a hostile takeover” against former CPC leader Erin O’Toole. MAGA — “Make America Great Again” — refers to the campaign slogan of former US president Donald J. Trump.

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‘Most People Are Going to be Waking Up to the Fact That the News Has Been Lying for Many Years’

Well, it’s now the second straight Saturday that thousands of protestors have shown up in support of the truckers in the nation’s capital of Ottawa.

It has become quite clear that the truckers are still not going anywhere anytime soon, with almost all the trucks still remaining on scene at parliament hill and the surrounding area.

The following day after this report was filmed, a state of emergency was declared in Ottawa. We have already seen enhanced police enforcement since this announcement, with police seizing fuel from supporters that were bringing it to truckers.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

No Evidence Truckers Involved With Arson, But Mayor Blames Convoy Anyway

Without any evidence, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said during a Monday council meeting that a weekend arson attempt at an apartment building in the city “clearly demonstrates the malicious intent” of the truckers’ convoy on Parliament Hill.

Police have only begun to investigate the matter and have provided no evidence to suggest the suspects were involved with the freedom convoy protests.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Ontario Liberals Demand Doug Ford Threaten to Seize Convoy’s Trucks

The Ontario Liberal Party is telling Premier Doug Ford to threaten to seize the Freedom Convoy protesters’ trucks if they do not leave Ottawa.

“The residents of Ottawa are victims of a dangerous antivax mob holding their city hostage,” said Ontario Liberal leader Steven Del Duca in a press release on Monday. “It has gone far beyond what can be considered a protest and the occupation must be dealt with using strong action.”

Del Duca also said that Ontario should declare a provincial state of emergency and called on Ontario attorney general Doug Downey to request Crown attorneys follow their prosecution manuals to seek forfeiture of any assets used in serious offences.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Police Issue About 80 Tickets as Convoys Snarl Traffic in Calgary

Calgary police ticketed about 80 people Monday after convoy protests against COVID-19 health orders snarled rush-hour traffic.

The slow-rolling protest, supporting similar demonstrations nationwide, frustrated morning commuters on Deerfoot Trail and other busy roadways, but police said no serious incidents occurred. About 20 vehicles also blocked two lanes of traffic along Macleod Trail in front of city hall.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Police Threaten Arrests for People Giving Fuel to Freedom Convoy

Ottawa police have threatened to arrest anyone providing the Freedom Convoy with gas and diesel cans after they initially blocked trucks with fuel tanks coming to the aid of the protesters.

Authorities announced that anyone providing “material support” to the demonstrators would be subject to arrest from midnight last night.

Asked whether “material support” included necessities like food and water, a police spokesperson told Fox News that the announcement “relates to hazardous materials that represent a public safety or fire hazard.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Quebec City Freedom Convoy Protest Organizers’ Fundraiser Cancelled by Crowdfunding Platform

A fundraiser in Quebec City for a protest against COVID-19 mandates and restrictions was cancelled by crowdfunding platform Simplyk, which refused to accept payments to support the event.

The protest organizers hosted a four-day protest in Quebec City that ended on Sunday, coinciding with the Freedom Convoy’s ongoing protest in Ottawa.

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Quebec City Sees Freedom Convoy of Its Own Over the Weekend

Several truckers from all over Quebec flocked to the provincial capital this weekend. The movement was greatly inspired by the Freedom Convoy that has been taking place in Ottawa for the past couple of weeks.

On site, we could see that the police were well prepared to prevent any truck from getting too close to the parliament. There were several tankers blocking strategic points in the Upper Town.

Despite this, the crowd was fiery and massive — we could feel the same kind of energy as in Ottawa last weekend.

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Raw: Police Seizing Fuel From Truckers in Ottawa

Rebel News reporter Lincoln Jay was reporting live in Ottawa, where police made several arrests last night following a state of emergency declaration from Mayor Jim Watson and a statement by Ottawa police that “anyone attempting to bring material supports (gas, etc.) to the demonstrators could be subject to arrest.”

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Study Finds Children Have Harder Time Recognizing Masked Faces Than Adults

A new study from Canada found that children have a harder time recognizing faces of those wearing COVID-19 masks than adults, raising fears about their ability to socialize and make friends.

The masks, which have become an essential part of the daily lives of millions of students in America for nearly two years, change the typical way children’s brains recognize faces, the York University study found.

According to the study, published on Monday in the journal Cognitive Research: Principles & Implications, children have a 20 percent impairment rate for recognizing masked faces. Adults, meanwhile, had a 15 percent impairment rate for identifying people with the face coverings.

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Thousands of People Show Up to Support Huge Edmonton Anti Lockdown Truck Convoy

Dozens of tractors, one school bus, and 10 hay bales joined hundreds of trucks in a convoy near the Alberta legislature grounds on Saturday afternoon in a symphony of honks and freedom.

The Edmonton convoy drew truckers from across Alberta and was organized in support of the Ottawa Convoy for Freedom that has settled in for a second week in the nation’s capital. What started as a movement of truckers against vaccine mandates to cross the border has now grown into a nationwide movement to reject vaccine passports, forced masking and other lockdown limits on freedom.

The Edmonton convoy and protest, like the one in Ottawa, and the others in cities and towns across the country, was largely peaceful with police intervention only needed for a handful of jaywalkers with Canadian flags on hockey sticks.

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Vehicles Damaged at Convoy Protest in Victoria, Police Seek Suspect

Several vehicles were broken into and damaged during a weekend protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and health restrictions in Victoria.

Witnesses told police on Saturday they saw a man damaging cars in the 481 Kingston St. parking lot next to the B.C. Legislature, where the “Island Trucker Convoy” held its demonstration.

About 2,500 people, including counter-protesters, gathered there on Saturday afternoon.

Damage to the vehicles includes paint scratches as well as ruined surfaces and tires. Police said in a Monday news release that items were stolen from several vehicles as well.

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Video: Ottawa City Officials, Police Label Trucker Convoy as ‘Terrorist Insurrection’

City officials in Ottawa have claimed that the capital is “under siege” and that the trucker convoy protesting vaccine mandates constitutes a “nation-wide insurrection”, with one council woman even calling the movement “terrorism.”

As the mayor of Ottawa declared a state of emergency, Ottawa City Council member Diane Deans stated “We are on day eight of this occupation. Our city is under siege.”

She added, “What we’re seeing is bigger than just a City of Ottawa problem. This is a nationwide insurrection. This is madness. We need a concrete plan to put an end to this.”

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Waterloo School Board Equity Officer Says “History is Paved With White-Led Violence”

An ‘Equity and Inclusion Officer’ at the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) has claimed that history is paved with “white-led violence almost always in the name of freedom.”

Teneile Warren made the statement on Friday over Twitter. It was made from behind a protected account but was shown to True North by an anonymous source.

“WPs are scared right now. History is paved with white-led violence almost always in the name of “freedom”. WPs built a system on the narrative that these acts of violence were well intentioned & necessary. The system is (sic) never stops it because this is how it fuels itself,” Tweeted Warren.

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Where is Justin Trudeau? NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Says PM Has ‘Not Been Visible’

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Monday criticized Justin Trudeau for a lack of leadership, saying the prime minister “needs to be present” to deal with the protests that have paralyzed the national capital around Parliament Hill for more than a week.

Singh called for an emergency debate in Parliament to find a way to get the protesters to “go home now.”

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Germany: Another Vaxxed Soccer Player Bites the Dust

Professional soccer player Keanu Staude was diagnosed with myocarditis, which is an inflammation of the heart muscle. The former Bielefeld player, a key member of 1860 Munich, complained of feeling unwell after a match on January 30. Staude, 25, was fully vaccinated.

The club’s manager Günther Gorenzel had boasted in November last year that his team had a 100 percent vaccination rate, meaning that all sixty members — including players and staff — had been forced to take the shot. Gorenzel had coerced the “skeptics” among them. “I can only say that so far nobody has shown me a solution how to get out of the pandemic without vaccination.”

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Greece: 324,000 Vaccination Certificates Terminated as of Monday Due to Not Taking Booster Shot

As of Monday, the vaccination certificates of 324,000 people who did not take their booster shot for Covid-19 became invalid, Secretary General of Primary Health Care of the Ministry of Health Marios Themistokleous said.

Speaking at a regular briefing, he said that appointments are available over the next two to three days for those who wish to receive a booster dose.

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Red Cross Withdraws From ‘Austria Vaccinates’ Campaign

The Austrian government fanatics will soon be alone because the vaccination front is crumbling quite spectacularly. Even the Red Cross is now abandoning the sinking vaccination ship and withdrawing from the “Austria vaccinates” campaign.

The Red Cross rescue commander Gerry Foitik made this clear in an internal letter that is available to the daily Wochenblick. Like Caritas and Diakonie, the Red Cross also reported concerns about mandatory vaccination. There is an increasingly great legal uncertainty and the risk of years of legal disputes in the health, social and care sectors for those actors who insist on the jab.

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UK: Boris Johnson Says it Would Require a Tank Division to Oust Him

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has assured his fellow Tory party members that he will fight tooth and nail to keep his current post in his hands.

“He’s making [it] very clear that they’ll have to send a Panzer division to get him out of there,” a senior adviser cited by The Times said of the PM’s attitude towards the ongoing rebellion in the Conservative party. Meanwhile, his opponents want to hold a vote of no confidence in Parliament and oust the embattled leader of the government.

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Controversial Digital Licence Plan to Keep Aussie Kids ‘Safe’ From Misinformation

‘Control’ and ‘safety’ appear to be the key features of both the Liberal and Labor election campaigns.

While the Liberal Party persist with their Trusted Digital Identity Bill which lays the foundations for a full China-style social credit system, Labor have decided to focus on children.

The eSmart Digital Licence plan would see children 5 to 9 and 10 to 14 subjected to a ‘game-style’ exams to earn their right to use the internet.

Labor has set aside $6 million in taxpayer funding to roll the eSmart Digital Licence program out nationally, along with an eSmart Media Literacy Lab program for children aged 12 to 15 to ‘help them engage with news online’.

The controversial program has been developed by the Allanah & Madeline Foundation. One of their stated goals includes maintaining ‘prevention programs that promote behaviour-change in schools and libraries across the country to teach respectful values and behaviours in young people on and offline’.

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France: African Migrant Headbutts Grandmother With Child During Brutal Robbery

An illegal migrant from Africa was arrested following a brutal attack and robbery of an elderly woman who was with her young grandchild in France last week, according to reports.

The disturbing incident unfolded on Thursday afternoon in Longlaville, a commune in the department of Meurthe-et-Moselle.

A woman in her sixties and her 4-year-old granddaughter were standing at a bus stop when they were approached by a man demanding they hand over valuables, Le Républicain Lorrain reports.

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Hungary Blocks Entry of Nearly 600 Irregular Migrants Over Past 3 Days

Hungary’s security forces have prevented nearly 600 irregular migrants from entering the country in the last three days, police said on Monday.

In a statement, the police said as many as 589 migrants were turned away from the borders.

Some 1,295 migrants were blocked from entering the country on Jan. 24-30 and 1,872 others between Jan. 31 and Feb. 6, added the statement.

Also, at least 21 people were detained on suspicion of human smuggling over the last week.

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Over 270 Migrants Agree to Leave Lithuania for 1K Euros

As many as 272 migrants who entered Lithuania without appropriate documents have agreed to return home after voluntarily receiving assistance of 1,000 euros. They will be able to take commercial flights out of Lithuania next week, reports BNS.

The vast majority of returnees are Iraqi citizens. Several people will also fly to Russia and India.

The assistance of 1,000 euros is paid to migrants at the airport just before their departure.

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Zemmour on Refugees: “I Am Here to Save the French People and France, I’m Not Here to Save the World”

French presidential candidate Eric Zemmour, who wants a complete halt on immigration, said he was “not the Santa Claus of humankind” when pressed on how many refugees France should take in, adding that he was “here to save the French people and France…not here to save the world.”

The firebrand intellectual made the comments during a debate aired by French broadcaster BMF-TV.

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    Professor behind reported report on immigrants and rape gets more research reviewed by prosecutors
    Domestic

    February 6, 2022

    About a year ago, a study was published by Lund researcher Kristina Sundquist, who studied, among other things, the background of rapists. The study showed that almost 60 percent of all convicted rapists in Sweden have a foreign background. Many of these were also convicted of violent crimes in the past. Sundquist was soon reported to the Board of Appeal for Ethical Review (ÖNEP).
    when the prosecutor closed the case, ÖNEP requested that the case be reconsidered.

    Following ÖNEP’s request, Chief Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson chose to initiate a preliminary investigation – which is still ongoing. Another report directed at Kristina Sundquist has been made and ÖNEP has reviewed about 40 studies that she has completed. The board believes that there is no valid permit for seven different studies that have now been reported to the prosecutor, reports Sydsvenskan. One of the studies is about ADHD in children and young people with an immigrant background.

    READ MORE: Professor happened to discover that most rapes are committed by immigrants – risk prosecution

    One reason for investigating the researcher’s studies is that according to the GDPR, you are not allowed to engage in and make compilations, says Jörgen Svidén, who is head of the secretariat at ÖNEP. It’s all about research ethics.

    – In these seven cases, it is clear that we would report them. If you are to apply for an ethics review permit, you must have specified research. Here she has received so much permission for different kinds of research that you can ask yourself what kind of research it is, it is very broad, he says.

    “Feels pretty Kafka-like”
    Kristina Sundquist herself believes that an incorrect assessment has been made of her research work.

    – This has been going on for almost a year. I think the trial will get me right, but this feels pretty Kafka-like. I often talk to my colleagues and they say they work the same way I do. When working with registers, it is very difficult to accurately describe all the issues you intend to investigate, but you describe them in general terms.

    READ MORE: NEW REPORT: Immigrants commit the most rapes – now the researchers behind the report are afraid of reprisals

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    Journalist receives police protection after documentary about Islamism
    Foreign

    February 4, 2022

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    A journalist who presented a documentary on Islamism in France has been placed under police protection after receiving death threats. A lawyer who participates in the program has also received police protection.

    Ophélie Meunier, presenting on January 23 the documentary “Forbidden Zone” on the spread of Islamism in France. Immediately after the program was broadcast, death threats began to flow in against her from the country’s Muslim fundamentalists. It reports several media.

    Meunier and another person appearing in the documentary, a lawyer named Amine Elbahi, have been placed under police protection after receiving serious death threats due to the film. A picture posted on social media shows how Elbahi when he is outdoors is protected by two plainclothes police officers who are constantly in front and behind him.

    Filmed with a hidden camera
    The documentary, which was partly filmed with a hidden camera, was broadcast on the channel M6 France and reveals the growing influence that radical Islam has in many ways had on French society.

    – What I said has irritated people. Given the threats I receive, I must have had my sights set correctly, Elbahi states in a comment to the media about his situation.

    At the same time, the lawyer is clear that he does not intend to be silenced by aggressive Islamists who do not like to be scrutinized.

    The director is critical of the left-wing media’s silence
    The film’s director, Michaëlle Gagnet, has criticized the silence of the majority of the French media – especially those with a left-leaning profile. She notes that conservative and pro-national media have been significantly better at paying attention to the threats and giving the threatened their support.

    – It is important that we can distance ourselves from a dangerous ideology without being accused of ‘Islamophobia’, Gagnet states.

    Reactions from a political point of view
    From a political point of view, compared to the media, slightly more have come to the rescue of those threatened with death. Presidential candidate Eric Zemmour attributes the documentary’s aftermath to values ​​such as those in Afghanistan, where a majority of the people now actively or passively support the Taliban regime.

    “Customs and practices from totalitarian Afghanistan take root here, with the good memory of the authorities,” Zemmour wrote in an opinion piece in which he addresses the current documentary and the consequences it has had for several of its participants.

    The French Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, is another senior politician who has expressed his support for the people who received death threats after the documentary.

    – The journalists and other people who testified in this report enjoy our support and their message has our ear.

    Free journalism and freedom of opinion part of France
    The Interior Minister also commented on the importance of free journalism and freedom of opinion in France and condemned all forces that try to intimidate journalists and other voices into silence.

    In other contexts, Darmanin has recently profiled himself in the fight against radical Islam in France. Among other things, he is one of the initiators of the closure of several mosques linked to violent jihad and Muslim terrorism and marked against the hatred towards other religious beliefs, Jews and Christians, which is expressed from a Muslim point of view.

    The French government has also called on a number of Muslim organizations in the country to officially, by signing a document, distance themselves from political Islam and the influence of radical Muslim movements outside France’s borders.

    France is one of the European countries hardest hit by Muslim terror, with a large number of bloody assassinations and murders carried out in the name of Allah and the Prophet. Sweden has been more spared but still got its fair share.

    Swedish government more concerned about “right-wing extremism”
    There is also more and more talk of the “shadow caliphate” – a fear and indifference among the media, politicians, authorities, museums, theaters, exhibitors, artists and the general public to clash with radical Muslim forces that have now established themselves in the country.

    When the artist Lars Vilks, who was under constant threat of death and police protection, recently died in an explosive car crash, no mainstream media dared to show pictures of the patrol dogs Vilks is most famous for and who turned his life into a hunted animal in Sweden.

    At the same time, the Social Democratic government claims that the greatest threat to democracy and freedom in Sweden and Europe comes from “right-wing extremists”. It is unclear how Minister of Justice Morgan Johansson (S), who has been vocal with that view, came to the conclusion.

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