The big takeaway is that a democratic Western nation can and will freeze the assets of its own citizens.
What were the Canadian Trucker Protests?
The Canadian Trucker Protests began in late January 2022, when Right-wing anti-vaccine protesters illegally blocked off streets in Ottawa, Canada for 3 weeks.
Why did they protest?
The protesters believed that the Canadian government was overbearing with its vaccine mandates.
How did the Canadian government respond?
On February 14, 2022, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Canadian Emergencies Act. It allowed the government to freeze protesters’ finances. Police arrested protesters and froze their bank accounts.
Why does it matter?
It shows that a democratic Western nation can and will freeze the assets of its own citizens. In the future, it could be your bank account that gets frozen.
How can I protect myself?
Buy Bitcoin. Bitcoin is the only decentralized, censorship resistant money. No government or individual can freeze or shut down Bitcoin.