COME ON! They Just ARRESTED A PASTOR For Holding Church Service!


On Thursday, a Canadian pastor who went viral last month for ordering out police who showed up to his church on Easter weekend was arrested for violating COVID-19 limits on gatherings set by a new court order.

Pastor Artur Pawlowski, the head of Calgary’s Street Church in Alberta, and his brother, Dawid Pawlowski, were arrested and charged with “organizing an illegal in-person gathering,” the Calgary Police Service said in a statement.

Video shows supporters of Pawlowski scream at Calgary Police as they leave the church.

The car that Pawlowski was traveling in was pulled over on a highway by at least six police vehicles. Just less than an hour after the church service, Pawlowski was arrested by police, who he famously labeled as “Nazis” the last time authorities came to his church to serve him court papers.

The Calgary Police informed Pawlowski and his brother Dawid Pawlowski that they were being arrested for violating the public health orders for gatherings because of Saturday’s church service.

“Shame on you guys, this is not Communist China. Don’t you have family and kids? Whatever happened to ‘Canada, God keep our land glorious and free?'” Yelled by an onlooker at police.

The city of Calgary issued a statement on the arrest of Pawlowski and his brother by the Calgary Police Services:

Earlier this morning, CPS lawfully enforced this order by proactively serving an organizer of a church service with the court order in an effort to ensure that citizens attending the Saturday service were abiding by the current COVID-19 public health orders. The order was served prior to the church service, and CPS did not enter the church during the service. The service organizer acknowledged the injunction, but chose to ignore requirements for social distancing, mask-wearing and reduced capacity limits for attendees, and continued with the event.
The arrests come after the Alberta Health Services obtained a Court of Queen’s Bench Order on Thursday that cracks down on all gatherings, protests, and rallies in the name of public health during the coronavirus pandemic. The order imposes new coronavirus-related restrictions on gatherings and requires the use of face masks, social distancing, and attendance limits.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police issued a statement about enforcing the order.

“Law enforcement agencies can act immediately under this injunction, without the necessity of Alberta Health Services attendance,” the RCMP said. “There are a variety of ways to enforce this order, including the ability to issue tickets, fines and criminal charges to individuals who are breaking public health orders by organizing and/or attending these events. This can include arrest and removal any person who has notice of this Order and chooses to act in violation of it.”

Artur and Dawid Pawlowski were both arrested for breaching the Queen’s Bench Order for holding Saturday’s church service, and charged with organizing an illegal in-person gathering, including requesting, inciting or inviting others to attend an illegal public gathering, promoting and attending an illegal public gathering.

Watch it here: Artur Pawlowski TV/Youtube

Sources: Newsroom, The Blaze Media, Calgary Herald,