“Pawlowski went viral when he protested Canada’s insane 冠状病毒病 授权. 现在当局再次逮捕他,” 主办 劳拉·英格拉汉姆（Laura Ingraham） 说过. The pastor was arrested by Canada Border Services Agency when he returned to his home country and was charged with “failure to wear a 面具.”
“I came to the United States with a simple warning,” the pastor told Ingraham about his recent trip abroad.
“你是下一个,” 他说. “If they came for me, be sure of it, they’re coming for you as well.”
He called the individuals who arrested him “masked gangsters,” 他 “couldn’t even consider them officers of the law.”
帕沃夫斯基, head of Calgary’s Street Church in Alberta, 加拿大, first gained international attention when he confronted local inspectors 上 复活节 after he said they entered his church without a warrant. The inspectors were there to ensure the church was abiding by COVID-19 guidelines, which called for an indoor maximum capacity of 15%, 社交隔离, and mask-wearing.
“Get out of this property,” he shouted to the police during the confrontation. The pastor proceeded to call the police “Nazis” 和 “Gestapo,” 指 Nazi Germany’s secret state police. “Nazis are not welcome here,” he shouted again.
帕沃夫斯基 告诉福克斯新闻 in April he was raised under Soviet 共产主义 在 波兰. “那是一场灾难,” he said about his childhood. “警察可能早上五点闯入你的房子, 他们可能打败你, 折磨, they could arrest you for no matter what reason they would come up with … So, 当那些警察出现在我的教堂里时，就像是回火. 一切从我的童年开始复活, and the only thing I could do is to fend off the wolves as a shepherd … We as lions should never bow before the hyenas, and that’s what they’re right now.”
“You came to freedom,” Ingraham said about the pastor’s journey to Canada. “This is feeling very 苏维埃 对我来说,” adding that the process was incremental.
The pastor responded that he believed “What they’re doing today is identical to what I remember growing up.”
Pawlowski was 被捕 in May for “organizing an illegal in-person gathering” after court-imposed restrictions. “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,” 警察说.
The pastor claimed he was facing up to four years of prison for the charges, and possibly more.
“I was handcuffed like a common criminal, like a terrorist,” 他说. “They wanted to break me. They wanted to show the whole world ‘You see what we do to those who dare to speak against our tyranny? If you will follow … you’re next.'”