A demonstration to raise the profile of homeless in the region is taking place in Polo Park. We are confident the police are monitoring and will mitigate any issues that may arise. The nomadic tent city is a peaceful protest that has been moving around the region for months and staying for about two to three weeks in most locations. The group has been to Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, View Royal, Colwood, Langford and the Cowichan Valley. The group will probably consist of approximately 10 people.
Central Saanich Police are monitoring for public safety; the group has been provided a bathroom facility, garbage disposal and needle disposal. The Fire Chief will also be monitoring for safety. Based on the group’s history, the police anticipate a peaceful and short demonstration.
For more information: http://cspolice.ca/demonstration-camp-sets-central-saanich/