Date: Friday, November 17, 2023 

File: 23-42181

Victoria, BC – Traffic is expected to be disrupted in the downtown core this weekend for a planned demonstration. 

On Sunday, November 19, a planned demonstration is expected to disrupt traffic along Government and Douglas Streets beginning at approximately 1:30 p.m. and lasting about one hour. A map of the planned route is below.  

Map Of Planned Demonstration Route

Although the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms allows for peaceful demonstrations, participants are advised that they enter the streets at their own risk and to remember the limits of lawful demonstration. VicPD’s Safe and Peaceful Demonstration Guide contains information on the rights and responsibilities of peaceful demonstrating.

“We have advised the demonstration organizers that demonstrating on public streets can pose safety risks and have asked that participants be made aware of these risks,” said VicPD spokesperson Terri Healy. 

Continued demonstrations of this type can be expected with varying planned routes. Updates on impacts to traffic will be posted to our X (formerly Twitter) account @vicpdcanada 


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