The Protestant preacher Artur Pawlowski and his brother were arrested on May 8 on the way back from a service in Calgary, Canada.
Pawlowski became famous for throwing tantrums at Covid police calling them "Nazi" and "Gestapo."
The brothers were charged with “organising an illegal in-person gathering.” The policemen arrived in half a dozen patrol cars. They stopped the preacher’s car telling the two brothers that they were “under arrest.”
The two offered resistance by kneeling on the wet street while being handcuffed. In his prayer house Pawlowski never kneels. Police then dragged them into a police car. During the arrest, Pawlowski repeated his Nazi litany.
During the first six hours, police refused to allow Pawlowski to see a lawyer. A police release stated that Pawlowski had received a court order against his gatherings but ignored requirements for sanitary distancing, mask wearing, and reduced capacity limits for attendees.
On the day of the arrest, 3 (!) out of 4,4 million people in Alberta died with Covid-19.