Arrest warrant issued for Canadian pastor permitting police do ‘anything necessary’ to arrest him for restriction violations
“They want me in jail. They want to arrest us only because we dare to worship our God, and we want to do it in peace,” Pawlowski, who grew up behind the Iron Curtain in Poland, said about the situation. “They’re coming very heavy. They’re bringing documents, they’re bringing SWAT team. They’re bringing health inspectors, police officers, and bylaw officers.”
A Polish pastor who kicked Canadian government officials out of his church in defiance of coronavirus lockdown rules has been hit with a warrant for his arrest from a Calgary court.
Court of Queen’s Bench Justice David Gates has given police the green light “to use such reasonable force as they deem appropriate to gain access” to Pastor Artur Pawlowski’s The Fortress (Cave) of Adullam church in Calgary, according to a court order obtained by Rebel News.
The order also states that if Pawlowski, or anyone else, interferes with that order, law enforcement can “do anything necessary” to arrest him.
Pawloski has clashed with government officials in the past over coronavirus restrictions, which would hinder his ability to conduct religious services. The pastor booted Calgary Police from his church over Easter weekend after police said there was “concern” his congregation “were not adhering to the government’s COVID-19 public health orders.”