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Pastor who kicked out COVID-enforcing 'Nazi' cops from his church earlier this year is arrested again — this time on airport tarmac
Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @RebelNewsOnline

Pastor who kicked out COVID-enforcing 'Nazi' cops from his church earlier this year is arrested again — this time on airport tarmac

A Canadian pastor who went viral earlier this year for kicking "Nazi" police officers out of his church and was later arrested for holding a service in defiance of COVID-19 mandates has been arrested yet again — and this time on an airport tarmac.

What are the details?

Artur Pawlowski was handcuffed at the Calgary International Airport on Monday afternoon, Global News reported.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @RebelNewsOnline

Pawlowski's lawyer Sarah Miller told the outlet he was charged with contempt of court for a June 5 alleged offense, but she said she didn't have details about the alleged incident. Calgary Police Service's duty inspector confirmed Pawlowski was arrested but did not know why, Global News said.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @RebelNewsOnline

Miller told the outlet her client landed in Calgary after a United States trip.

What's the background?

Pawlowski made headlines in April after he recorded a video of himself kicking health officials and police out of his Calgary church who were there to enforce mask mandates.

"Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths! Unbelievable sick evil people! Intimidating people in a church during the Passover!" he says in the clip. "You Gestapo Nazi communist fascists!"

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He kicked out another group of officials several weeks later.

In May, he was arrested after holding a church service where "dozens were congregating without masks, with no regard for physical distancing," according to the Calgary Herald.

Later that month, arsonists reportedly tried to burn down Pawlowski's garage while his family slept.

SHAMEFUL: Arsonists attack Pastor Artur's home in Calgaryyoutu.be

'Lack of contrition'

Several weeks ago, John Siddons — a lawyer for Alberta Health Services — said Pawlowski should be jailed for 21 days for flouting a court order that he comply with COVID-19 public health mandates, the Herald said in a separate story.

Pawlowski was found guilty of contempt for refusing to allow a provincial health employee access to his church April 24, which the paper said led to the AHS civil action.

Siddons said videos of the pastor defying and expressing disgust with the powers that be demonstrate his contempt and are "aggravating factors," the Herald said.

"It speaks to Artur Pawlowski's lack of contrition ... if this evidence is inflammatory, it's merely the result of Mr. Pawlowski's own rhetoric," Siddons also told the paper.

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Dave Urbanski

Dave Urbanski

Sr. Editor, News

Dave Urbanski is a senior editor for Blaze News and has been writing for Blaze News since 2013. He has also been a newspaper reporter, a magazine editor, and a book editor. He resides in New Jersey. You can reach him at durbanski@blazemedia.com.
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