While outside a vigil for the victims of terrorism, David Menzies spotted Liberal Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland walking in.
David tried to ask Freeland a question.
But as soon as he did, an RCMP bodyguard ran into David, grabbed him, arrested him and falsely accused him of assault! Soon, David was swarmed by police, handcuffed and frog-marched into a police car.
Luckily, David’s cameraman Lincoln Jay captured the whole thing on video (Warning: it will make you furious):
David did nothing wrong — except ask a question.
The police lied about the assault. They’re the ones who assaulted him.
They obviously knew what they were doing was wrong because the cop who attacked David refused to identify himself — David asked multiple times for a name and badge number, which they are obligated to provide.
It’s deeply disappointing to see how easily the police lied about what happened, all to please their Liberal masters. But the video doesn’t lie.
The only way to get justice is in court. We’ve got the evidence of the false arrest — and of the police assaulting David. This will keep happening if we don’t stand up for David.
We need to sue Freeland’s out-of-control RCMP bodyguards. They claim they’re police but act more like a police state.
We’re retaining a lawyer to help David fight back. Please help David — we’ll be up against the police's unlimited resources. But if we don’t stand up for press freedom, who will? Please donate right here on this page to help us pay David’s legal fees.
David’s rights as a reporter and his rights as a citizen were violated. This is Canada, not Iran. Anyone is allowed to ask a politician a question. Even if — especially if —the politician doesn’t like the question.
No one is allowed to abuse our people physically, and we will pursue justice whenever they do.