Date: Friday, December 9, 2023
Victoria, BC – Traffic is expected to be disrupted in the downtown core again this weekend for a planned demonstration.
On Saturday, December 9, a planned demonstration is expected to disrupt downtown traffic, beginning at approximately 2 p.m. and lasting about one hour. A map of the planned route is below.
Map of Planned Route
Temporary, Monitored CCTV Cameras Deployed
We will be deploying our temporary, monitored CCTV cameras in support of our operations to ensure public safety and help maintain traffic flow. The deployment of these cameras is part of our operations to support community safety and is keeping with both provincial and federal privacy laws. Temporary signs are up in the area to ensure that the community is aware. The cameras will be taken down once the demonstration has concluded. If you have concerns about our temporary camera deployment, please email [email protected].
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms allows for peaceful demonstrations in public spaces, including streets, and VicPD works hard to ensure that participants are safe. However, participants are reminded that it is inherently unsafe to march on open streets, and that they do so at their own risk.
Participants are also asked to remember the limits of lawful demonstration. VicPD’s Safe and Peaceful Demonstration Guide contains information on the rights and responsibilities of peaceful demonstrating.
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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