I think calling them "terrorists" is excessive -- excepting the cabal that tried to smuggle in the guns, of course. But yeah, the true protesters came in, did their thing and went home. Those remaining were a mixed bag of anarchists and legal morons (by which I mean ignorant of the law).The moment the swastikas, confederate flags, and MAGA gear came out the so called "freedom protesters" lost all credibility because they self identified as anti-vax terrorists.
If the Trump flags and MAGA signs were not proof enough of the latter, then the moron who actually stood before a judge and tried to argue that his "first amendment rights" were being violated is proof in and of himself.
Hey morons! This is CANADA. You don't have any "first amendment rights" and even Trump doesn't claim that Trudeau stole the election. We have the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which sets limits on what you can do in a "fair and just society". You do not have the right to lay siege to a city and harass it's citizens; you do not have the right to unfettered crossing of our borders; you do not have the right to use your children as human shields. YOUR rights were not violated, OURS were -- by you.
I suspect the vast majority of that mob would be the first to scream about their rights and demand police protection if someone arbitrarily decided to park across their driveway and honk the horn all night, deny their ability to come and go, prevent them from participating in normal commerce.
Choking off the flow of funds -- much of it from foreign sources -- was a measured response to the sedition. It's certainly handling things with kid gloves compared to how many other countries would have dealt with it. Can you imagine Putin or Jinping sitting there politely asking people to leave while they laid siege to their capital?
I'm not a fan of our current Prime Minister, but Trudeau's principle mistake was in failing to invoke the Emergencies Act about 3 weeks earlier.
The morons' principle mistake was in not taking all that money, hiring a constitutional lawyer, and challenging the orders they felt violated the Charter in Federal Court. They might actually have had a case.