Date: Friday, March 26, 2021

File:  21-11272

Victoria, BC – Officers are anticipating traffic disruptions in downtown Victoria tomorrow during a planned protest and march.

On Saturday, March 27th, a protest is planned for the area of the Legislative Assembly. A large number of people are planning to gather for a rally, speeches, and a march downtown. This event will occur from approximately 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There may be traffic disruptions. VicPD officers will be on site to ensure everyone’s safety.

This protest is one of four which are planned to occur over the weekend, and the only one which we are currently aware of which may include traffic disruptions.

The Public Health Officer recognizes the Charter right to peaceful assembly and is not prohibiting outdoor assemblies for the purpose of communicating on a matter of public interest, provided steps are being taken to limit the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Participants and organizers are reminded of their responsibilities in planning and organizing events.

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