Artur Pawlowski sentenced for role in Coutts border blockade

Hundreds of supporters gathered at the Lethbridge courthouse on Monday as controversial street preacher Artur Pawlowski received his sentence. Pawlowski received 60 days plus time served for his role in the Coutts border blockade. The judge, however, gave Pawlowski 60 days credit for time already served. The Crown was asking for a sentence of eight to 10 months. Video Journalist Micah Quinn has the details.

The street preacher played to the crowd following his hearing and spoke with members of the Lethbridge media.

Back in May, Pawlowski was found guilty of mischief and breaching a release order for his role in the Coutts border blockade in early 2022.

Prosecutors said to the court that Pawlowski’s speech at the border convinced the protestors to stay longer and to “hold the line.”

Pawlowski told us that he will now appeal the guilty verdict.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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