The Legislative Assembly of BC has issued an apology for actions following a vigil in memory of the 215 children whose bodies were discovered at a site of a former residential school in Kamloops.
A statement Monday night posted on the Twitter account for the BC Legislature says a number of people gathered on the front stairs of the Parliament Buildings.
Please see this statement regarding events that transpired on the legislative grounds this past weekend. ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/sgFYmXB6V0
— BC Legislature (@BCLegislature) June 1, 2021
“Later that night, following the departure of those individuals, security officers extinguished the candles and collected the mementos, which were then picked up on Saturday by one of the organizers,” the statement says.
“Compassion and sensitivity should have been exercised with the memorial items remaining in place. The Legislative Assembly offers its sincere apologies for the hurt this has caused.”
With more members of the public placing numerous memorial articles on the front stairs again Monday, those items will not be disturbed “during this time of mourning.”