People gathered in Centennial Square February 27 to protest COVID-19 restrictions. Another rally is expected March 20. (Black Press Media file photo)

People gathered in Centennial Square February 27 to protest COVID-19 restrictions. Another rally is expected March 20. (Black Press Media file photo)

TRAFFIC: Rally against COVID-19 restrictions expected to disrupt Victoria traffic

Protestors will gather in Centennial Square from noon to 4 p.m. March 20

Drivers headed through downtown Victoria on Saturday (March 20) should expect some delays as protesters plan to rally against COVID-19 restrictions.

According to the poster circulating on social media, the World Wide Rally for Freedom will occur at Centennial Square between noon and 4 p.m.

In a statement, the Victoria Police Department said it is anticipating a rally, speeches and a march through downtown that will disrupt traffic. BC Transit also tweeted to inform riders that bus routes may be affected.

In a similar rally on Feb. 27, approximately 100 people showed up to protest wearing masks and adhering to provincial health orders.

READ ALSO: PHOTOS: Victoria residents protest masks, COVID-19 restrictions

READ ALSO: COVID-19: Health officials give timetable for vaccinating all B.C. adults by July


 

Do you have a story tip? Email: vnc.editorial@blackpress.ca.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook.

protestVictoria