Before an expected People’s Convoy arrives in Washington, D.C., Joe Biden is extending the declaration of a Covid national emergency, echoing beleaguered Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s use of the Emergencies Act to carry out a police crackdown on Freedom Convoy protesters under the guise of martial law.

In a letter President Joe Biden issued to Pelosi, it states that he believes that there is still a need to keep this national emergency going. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose a severe threat to the nation’s public health and safety. More than 900,000 people have died as a result of the disease, and it is critical that the federal government continue to fight and respond to COVID-19 to the best of its ability.

As a result, the President determined that the national emergency established in Proclamation 9994 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic must be maintained.

When the President declares a national emergency, a subchapter provides that no rights or authority made available by statute for use in an emergency shall be utilized unless and until the President explains the legal requirements under which he or other officers would act. Such a statement can be made in the declaration of a national emergency, or by one or more concurrent or subsequent Executive orders published in the Federal Register and sent to Congress.

The declaration of national emergency comes in the wake of Justin Trudeau’s authoritarian assault on peaceful Freedom Convoy protesters in Ottawa, Canada’s capital. Over a hundred protestors were arrested when police in riot gear with no nametag or unit identification forcibly crushed the protest.

The Prime Minister of Canada has given the Ottawa Police Department permission to develop an enemies list in order to target everybody who participated in the Freedom Convoy protests for standing up for their basic human rights.