A “[h]eavily-armed SWAT police” team arrested and dragged off a Christian pastor in the middle of a highway after he had held his church service because he was “inciting” people to go to church. As you can see from video evidence of the arrest, Artur Pawlowski is made to kneel on the road, with his hands behind his head, as he’s been handcuffed. It appears to have been raining.
I had written just over a week ago how a judge had granted a warrant for police to arrest Pastor Artur Pawlowski using “anything necessary,” but still, watching a pastor getting arrested and dragged away on a Saturday on a busy highway, along with his brother, Dawid, isn’t something we should get used to, especially when it happens in a first world country, by authorities from our neighbor to the north. No wonder it received coverage from Not the Bee.
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“If you are watching this video, it means that they have successfully arrested me.”
— Rebel News (@RebelNewsOnline) May 8, 2021
A heavily-armed SWAT team just took down a Christian pastor heading home from church. Police say he’s charged with “inciting” people to go to church. This is the second pastor jailed this year. We’re crowdfunding his lawyers at https://t.co/bMwAj1iNfP pic.twitter.com/RZ913cQns3
— Ezra Levant 🍁 (@ezralevant) May 8, 2021
Rebel News, which has been following Pastor Pawlowski’s legal plight, reported on the update, complete with video evidence. The breaking news article aptly noted that “Arresting Christians for holding church services is what police states do, not liberal democracies. This has to stop.” They are also promoting a legal defense fund for the pastor.
LifeNews Note: Rebecca Downs writes for TownHall, where this column originally appeared.