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17 Oct 2020 | 03:32 AM UTC

Canada: Activists plan protests nationwide October 17-18 /update 1

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Activists plan to hold protests against COVID-19 restrictions across Canada on October 17-18; heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/17/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/19/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Toronto). COUNTRY/REGION Canada, Edmonton, Saskatoon (Saskatchewan), Toronto, Ontario, Vancouver, Winnipeg (Manitoba province)

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Protesters associated with The Line Canada protest movement plan to hold demonstrations across Canada on Saturday, October 17, and Sunday, October 18, to call for the lifting of restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Protests have been confirmed at the following locations (all times local):

Further protests are possible in other urban centres nationwide. Some demonstrations are likely to be well attended and may be accompanied by a heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions.


Those in Canada are advised to monitor developments, anticipate disruptions to transport, avoid large gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions by local authorities.


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