Canadian Pastor Arrested in Highway Takedown After Holding Service Defying Lockdowns
CALGARY, Alberta, May 10, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — A Canadian pastor was arrested in dramatic fashion during a highway takedown on his way home after holding a Saturday service in defiance of COVID-19 health rules. The pastor had earlier made headlines for calling police and health inspectors coming to his church for two unannounced health visits “Gestapo Nazis.”
Members of the Calgary Police Service (CPS) stopped Pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam church and his brother Dawid Pawlowski. The arrested and charged the pair “with organizing an illegal in-person gathering.”
Video of the arrest, which has been viewed thousands of times and has gone viral, shows multiple police cars surrounding the car Pawlowski was riding in with his brother on a busy road in Calgary.
A police officer can be heard telling Pawlowski he and his brother were being pulled over to be arrested. Once outside the vehicle, Pawlowski was placed on his knees and cuffed in the middle of the road.
During his arrest, Pawlowski screamed multiple times to police to “do it the Nazi style,” with police then proceeding to drag him across the road to the police car.
Video shows his brother Dawid being dragged away in a similar manner. Both are currently in police custody.