David Menzies, Rebel News:

"Cameraman Lincoln Jay and I waited outside the restaurant on a public sidewalk with the hope of asking the prime minister a question: Why is it that the Justin Trudeau Liberals are admonishing Canadians to NOT get together over the Christmas holidays due to COVID-19 worries, yet the PM can take part in a Christmas shindig in a jam-packed restaurant?

When Justin Trudeau's motorcade pulled up to the Brickworks Ciderhouse I was swarmed by several members of his Royal Canadian Mounted Police goon squad.

In fact, so fast and so vicious was the assault that I never even caught a glimpse of the PM.

I was manhandled, I was shoved, my head was slammed into a wooden fence, my hands were cut open, and my equipment (and wristwatch) were damaged.

What happened was completely unnecessary and disturbing. Actually, it was downright criminal, and this sordid encounter is truly another indicator that our once great Dominion is increasingly beginning to resemble a police state; a realm in which freedom of the press is no longer respected — or even tolerated."

If you agree that the RCMP has no right to treat innocent journalists like criminals, please sign the petition.