Moments after he deplaned this pastor was arrested on charges of not wearing a mask in public and organizing an illegal church gathering. The pastor had recently returned to his home country of Canada after a public speaking tour in the United States.
The shocking image has made its way around social media and depicts Polish-Canadian pastor Artur Pawlowski being arrested after returning home to Canada.
According to reports, Pawloski’s lawyers had contacted authorities before landing and was told he had no outstanding warrants, however, when he touched down he was immediately taken into custody.
Pawloski is a well-known pastor who has had his share of run-ins with Canadian authorities including an incident in April where armed police entered his congregation mid-service to conduct a COVID compliance check. He apparently refused to talk to them, referring to them as Nazis. They later returned with a court order allowing them to inspect the church or be arrested.
The pastor was allegedly arrested for failing to wear a mask in public and for organizing an illegal church gathering.
Pawloski had been in the United States on a tour of other churches and events sounding the warning over communist tendencies he felt were now prevalent in our society. Some of the US events were sponsored by a group known as FEC United. The group provides this statement as to their mission.
“To mobilize millions of Americans as one single force to Restore Liberty, Demand Accountability, and Save Our Nation. We will act as the key to grassroots activism by removing barriers to community engagement.”
Pawloski had participated in events with notable far-right supporter Steve Bannon and the disgraced, now pardoned former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn.