The real creepiness is below:
wherein Bexte whines about how negotiations were going swimmingly with total crackpot Keith Wilson until -- what's this? -- the police suddenly chose not to let the truckers leave! Why, those monsters! Why ever would they do that?
Oh, wait ... it's because (as you can read) the federal government had already had enough of the truckers' bullshit and refusal to comply, and invoked the EA, at which point their opportunity for leaving town quietly without being charged had passed.