Public safety will be top-of-mind for police as they balance compliance of the current Provincial Health Order with peoples’ right to protest.
“Public safety, police officer safety and the right to peaceful, lawful and safe protest are priorities of the police,” said Sgt. Monty Taylor, Detachment Commander of the Castlegar RCMP.
On May 31,, a similar protest was held in the area and as a result, four individuals, who refused to vacate the highway, were arrested by police.
For information on the current Provincial Health Order, go to https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/covid-19/covid-19-pho-order-gatherings-events.pdf