Date: Friday, December 22, 2023 

File: 23-46917 

Victoria, BC – Temporary CCTV will be deployed, and traffic disruptions are expected for Saturday’s planned demonstration. 

On Saturday December 23 a planned demonstration is expected to disrupt downtown traffic, beginning at approximately 2 p.m. and lasting approximately one hour. A map of the planned route is below. Please note this week’s route differs slightly from last week. 

Map of Planned Route 

VicPD recognizes everyone’s right to freedom of expression and lawful assembly as protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Our job is to preserve the peace and maintain public safety for all. We police behaviour, not beliefs.  Dangerous or unlawful behaviors during demonstrations will be met with de-escalation and enforcement. 

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 control. The deployment of these cameras is part of our operations to support community safety and is in 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] 


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