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Old 10-07-2019, 11:01 AM   #21
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It is funny that many people on this very forum view this type of blockage and disruption as idiotic while the continuous disturbance caused by the HK protesters as admirable....
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:02 AM   #22
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It is funny that many people on this very forum view this type of blockage and disruption as idiotic while the continuous disturbance caused by the HK protesters as admirable....
Use your brain.
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Why should people have to disperse. We have the freedom of assembly. They should be ticked for what ever violations they are committing under the various traffic acts and safety bylaws but ordering them to disperse seems to be a violation of their rights.

They should enforce laws as written.
Unlawful assembly and obstruction of a peace officer seem like good places to start
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throw it in park and rev engines in counter-protest?
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Unlawful assembly and obstruction of a peace officer seem like good places to start
I'm curious as to how a lawyer would comment on whether this type of tactic is unlawful or not. Seems fairly grey, to be honest.
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:06 AM   #26
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It is funny that many people on this very forum view this type of blockage and disruption as idiotic while the continuous disturbance caused by the HK protesters as admirable....
Not even remotely similar circumstances.
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:07 AM   #27
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Why should people have to disperse. We have the freedom of assembly. They should be ticked for what ever violations they are committing under the various traffic acts and safety bylaws but ordering them to disperse seems to be a violation of their rights.

They should enforce laws as written.

I'm not sure where the law stands here. The protestors can assemble on the side of the road without any infringement on their rights to protest on public land. Standing in the road is illegal and the police have the responsibility to stop illegal activity. You can get a ticket for parking on the street after 3pm, or you can get your car towed. Giving these guys a ticket and then just walking away seems like a failure of law enforcement. If the protest went on indefinitely there would have to be a point where all the people are towed away. Who decides when that point is?
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Haha, glad I took a flex day off work today. I might head over there and record some footage for you by guys. Hopefully there’s some good public freak out type video for everyone to enjoy.
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If I was the police I'd hire a Oprah look alike.


And you get a ticket, and you get a ticket, everybody gets a ticket.
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It is funny that many people on this very forum view this type of blockage and disruption as idiotic while the continuous disturbance caused by the HK protesters as admirable....
Imagine thinking this was the comparison to go with.
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It is funny that many people on this very forum view this type of blockage and disruption as idiotic while the continuous disturbance caused by the HK protesters as admirable....
Could you please name names? You seem to be attacking strawman CP members. I'd like to see you show who is both praising HK protesters while simultaneously denouncing these people.

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Is standing illegally in the road protected by Charter rights?

If it is it shouldn't be.
The right to protest, of course, is protected.

I think their methods are idiotic and will be counterproductive. But the simple fact is, you have no more right to be on that patch of road than they do. And as long as they are not threatening violent civil unrest, the cops will let them do what they plan to do.

Especially because it will fizzle out fast if left alone.
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The right to protest, of course, is protected.
Didn't this happen with the Stampede this year, where it was simply decided that people could protest the Stampede on the sidewalks but not on the road? I could be misremembering, but I'm pretty sure it falls under the "causing a disturbance" and could get you arrested if they really wanted to shut you down. One of those fine lines.
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But think of all the awareness they will raise! So many people still don't know about it, they need to get the word out.
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Didn't this happen with the Stampede this year, where it was simply decided that people could protest the Stampede on the sidewalks but not on the road? I could be misremembering, but I'm pretty sure it falls under the "causing a disturbance" and could get you arrested if they really wanted to shut you down. One of those fine lines.
It comes down to how intransigent the group is. Sometimes, you get ones willing to not be complete a-holes like the rodeo protesters. Someitmes, you get people who mix melodrama with narcissism, and you end up with something completely ridiculous like "extinction rebellion".

The cops could probably find any number of reasons to crack down on the disruption, but I suspect they feel that letting the kids play in traffic for one day will minimize the chances of a repeat.
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But think of all the awareness they will raise! So many people still don't know about it, they need to get the word out.
Fuzz, if this is going down at Memorial and 10th around 4 you gonna check it out on the bike? I may ride by to see what is happening.
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Fuzz, if this is going down at Memorial and 10th around 4 you gonna check it out on the bike? I may ride by to see what is happening.
Nope, at home today. Edmonton gave me a cold. E=NG.
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It is funny that many people on this very forum view this type of blockage and disruption as idiotic while the continuous disturbance caused by the HK protesters as admirable....
Thanks for chiming in with the CCP talking points, I gather the consulate is heavy on the propaganda right now.
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Haha, glad I took a flex day off work today. I might head over there and record some footage for you by guys. Hopefully there’s some good public freak out type video for everyone to enjoy.
Already some gold this morning: https://tuckbot.tv/#/watch/dek9z3

Sorry, these people are absolutely ####ing insane. I believe in climate change, but the alarmism is off the charts and it is doing more damage for the cause than good.

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Net-zero emissions by 2025. Good luck with that. How?
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