‘Hell to pay:’ Residents angry as RCMP seize guns from High River homes, ‘It’s just like Nazi Germany,’ says resident.
Officers laid down a spike belt to stop anyone from attempting to drive past the blockade. That action sent the crowd of residents into a rage.“What’s next? Tear gas?” shouted one resident.“It’s just like Nazi Germany, just taking orders,” shouted another.“This is the reason the U.S. has the right to bear arms,” said Charles Timpano, pointing to the group of Mounties.Officers were ordered to fall back about an hour into the standoff in order to diffuse the situation and listen to residents’ concerns.“We don’t want our town to turn into another New Orleans,” said resident Jeff Langford. “The longer that the water stays in our houses the worse it’s going to be. We’ll either be bulldozing them or burning them down because we’ve got an incompetent government.”