Victoria police are searching for a man who they say damaged property during a protest Friday, Nov. 26 at the BC Legislature.
VicPD says they received reports of mischief occurring Friday evening, a short time after the end of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit with B.C. Premier John Horgan about ongoing flooding in the province.
Police describe the man as 5’10” with a medium build. VicPD is urging anyone with information about the incident or the man involved to call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 ext 1. To remain anonymous, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
In a separate incident on the same evening, VicPD says officers with the Legislative Assembly Protection Services (LAPS) arrested a different man for mischief.
After his arrest, police say around 20 people started kicking at the doors of the Legislature building, demanding the man be released without charge. Police say the group then attempted to block building exits.
VicPD says reinforcements came to transport the man to VicPD cells and there was no further incident.
Police say the suspect is from Alberta and was released with a court date and conditions which include not appearing at the BC Legislature precinct. Police are recommending charges of mischief.