Then just after 12 p.m., Victoria police said the Douglas and Fort intersection was open.
Douglas Street is will be closed at Fort Street as the protest group moves to that location. There are significant #yyjtraffic disruptions downtown. Douglas at Belleville is now open. Thank you for your patience, #yyj.— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) February 7, 2020
BC Transit said Victoria schedules may be impacted today and in the coming days due to civil protests. Riders are asked to leave extra time when travelling.
The intersection at Fort & Douglas is now open. #yyjtraffic— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) February 7, 2020
The marching group joined other protesters who set up camp on the stairs outside the government building beginning yesterday. The group at RBC is acting in solidarity with the Indigenous protesters who are at the legislature. The purpose of the recent protests are in an attempt to make Premier John Horgan speak with Wet’suwet’en leaders. They also hope to force the removal of RCMP from Houston B.C. The group at parliament said yesterday that they will stay on property until they are arrested, or until Horgan listens to their demands and meets with leaders. “B.C. has a duty to honour requests made by the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs,” protester Kolin Sutherland-Wilson said.“To withdraw the RCMP from their territories, to withdraw CGL from their territories, and to ultimately stop the current invasion that’s happening on their territories.” A recent update made on the Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Victoria Facebook group suggests there will be a rally at noon on Friday on the grounds of the Legislature and that protesters will remain “until the demands of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs are met.” As far as traffic from earlier morning goes, a tweet from Victoria Police said that the protesters on Douglas Street have cleared out and traffic is back to normal. Victoria police the volume of activists in the vicinity of the parliament building have resulted in a road closure at the intersection of Government and Belleville.
#yyj transit schedules may be impacted today and over the coming days due to civil protests. Please leave extra time for your journey as we work hard to get you to your destination. Stay up-to-date by signing up for customer alerts at https://t.co/68rww5ORVJ. #yyjtraffic— BC Transit (@BCTransit) February 7, 2020