“I woke up in Hong Kong,” said a Polish pastor in Calgary after he was released from detention
Artur Pawłowski, a Polish pastor in Calgary, was arrested on Saturday for breaking public health orders during the pandemic after organizing a service at his church.
The arrest took place on a highway, and the whole event is described in this article:
The pastor was released from prison on Monday.
In an interview with Newsmax, Pawłowski said right after his release: “I just woke up in Hong Kong a few days ago. I mean, I thought I emigrated to our beloved Canada, but I am in Hong Kong, full force.”
Hong Kong residents have fought for freedom in the past few years but have been brutally crushed by the local government backed by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party), and many activists have recently been arrested.
“It’s insanity—arresting pastors, shutting down churches. Craziness,” added Pawłowski.
A few weeks ago, Pawłowski twice fired the police and health officials in Calgary, calling them Nazis and the Gestapo.
“Together with my brother, I became a political prisoner. We were taken to the arrest, thrown into a police van like a piece of meat, and we were refused access to a lawyer for 24 hours” Pawłowski continued.
“It’s terrible. It’s a history repeat,” Pawłowski said. “I grew up behind the Iron Curtain. I saw the police abusing power, people were arrested – you could be arrested at five in the morning, and you could break the door open for no reason. Just listening to the European radio would give them the right to torture you, arrest you and imprison you for five years. “
Pawłowski emigrated from Poland to Canada in the 1990s. Together with his brother, he organized assemblies and was fined many times for breaking public health regulations, including for organizing church services, but also in advance for organizing gatherings in downtown Calgary during the pandemic and distributing food to the poor, homeless and needy.
“I ran away from communism. I ran away from Poland because I wanted to come to a free country”- added Pawłowski. “Here we are again, repeating the same mistakes, the same story. And I have to stand up and fight for my rights – not to do evil, but to open the church to people who want to come and worship their God. “
On May 4, the province of Alberta announced new mandatory restrictions to stop the spread of Covid-19 and protect the healthcare system.
Restrictions include new restrictions prohibiting indoor gatherings, whether public or private, outdoor gatherings are limited to 5 people or 10 people in lower-incidence areas, a maximum of 15 people can attend places of worship, or 15% of the maximum volume stipulated by fire safety regulations in places with lower incidence.
The City of Calgary has announced that the enforcement of public health orders will be a priority.
The second bottom of this story is the information that has come to our attention that in Calgary and Alberta, the police only care about and control Christian places of worship. Muslim mosques and Sikh temples as well as Orthodox Eritreans have not been visited and are not controlled by the Alberta Police or Calgary Health Service.
Rebel News interview with Artur Pawłowski: