The People's Party of Canada leader was apparently arrested for "attending rallies with supporters."
On Friday, June 11, Maxime Bernier, the leader of the People's Party of Canada, was reportedly arrested after leaving a freedom rally in Manitoba.
CBC News reported that the politician had gotten into his vehicle after the rally when he was approached by RCMP officers and taken into police custody.
Our Leader Maxime Bernier was wrongfully arrested this afternoon by the RCMP in St-Pierre-Jolys, Man., for attendin… https://t.co/n3NkPCz76i— Maxime Bernier (@Maxime Bernier) 1623441844.0
A video of the events was posted to Mernier's official Twitter account by the People's Party team.
"Our Leader Maxime Bernier was wrongfully arrested this afternoon by the RCMP in St-Pierre-Jolys, Man., for attending rallies with supporters," read the caption.
In the video, an officer asks Bernier if he has any weapons on him. "Just my words" he replies. This isn't the first time that the politician has been penalized at one of his freedom rallies.