Fact check: Did 50% of the Canadian Police resign to support Trucker’s protest in Ottawa?
The Trucker’s protest in Canada’s capital city Ottawa is getting uncontrollable, Jim Watson the mayor of Ottawa has declared a national emergency after seeing the elevation in protest occurred due to Covid-19 protocols. Meanwhile, another big claim is getting viral on social media about how 50% of Canadian Police have resigned from their post and the rest 50% are not taking orders from the Canadian Government to show their support in Trucker’s protest.
A month ago, a protest was drawn to raise voices against Trudeau’s new rule regarding Truckers crossing the US-Canadian border unvaccinated should get quarantined for a few days.
Wow BREAKING NEWS – Truckers in Ottawa are WINNING….. 50% of police in Ottawa just resigned!! The other 50% are not enforcing orders from Government. yea FREEDOM. Next is for the prime minister soy boy to be ousted. Thumbs up if you agree!
— Bagboy (@maineacbagboy1) February 7, 2022
Our research led to a different fact where Anita Anand, MP of Oakville has cleared the confusion by tweeting Canadian Force is not Canadian Police and the government has yet not planned to involve Arm forces in the protest happening in Ottawa.
The @CanadianForces are not a police force. As such, there are no plans for the Canadian Armed Forces to be involved in the current situation in Ottawa in a law enforcement capacity. https://t.co/7ZJF72diQw
— Anita Anand (@AnitaAnandMP) February 3, 2022
After checking the sites, we didn’t find any such news on the Canadian website, newspaper or any newspaper in that case. Therefore the claim is fake and misleading as there’s only one news that Army won’t get involved in the protest as time soon.
Claim review: 50% of the Canadian Police have resigned to support Trucker’s protest in Ottawa
Claim by: @maineacbagboy1
Fact check: fake and misleading