Closure: Massive protest to close major intersections in Mississauga
Published October 28, 2023 at 10:55 am
Peel Regional Police caution motorists about potential traffic disruptions today, citing planned demonstrations in the Mississauga area throughout the weekend.
On Saturday (Oct. 28) at 8 a.m., Peel Police released a statement that said, “While we respect the individual right to protest, as per the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, our duty and responsibility remains to maintain public order and ensure the safety of everyone.”
The City of Mississauga, says the demonstrations will take place near Celebration Square from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
As per information from muslimlink.ca, the event organized by Palestine House, will be in the form of a vigil for Gaza, where attendees will pay tribute to the martyrs.
Participants who plan to join are encouraged to bring only candles, flags, and posters as it is a silent gathering.
“To avoid any inconvenience, we recommend that you pre-plan your travel routes, as there may be traffic delays or possible road closures around the area,” the City’s statement read.
Any other details regarding the demonstration are unavailable at this time.
Last week’s demonstration had Burnhamthorpe Road closed from Kariya Drive to Confederation. As well as Duke of York Blvd from Rathburn to Burnhamthorpe.
Demonstrations in Mississauga for the last few weeks have led to the closure of major roadways, impacting both motorists and public transit.
Authorities are asking for the public’s cooperation while lawful and peaceful protests take place.
“Any acts of violence, threats of violence, or vandalism will be investigated,” police said.
In the Peel Police statement online they mentioned: If anyone witnesses a crime in progress, are urged to report it immediately to police by calling 9-1-1.
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— عمران خان۔ THE لیڈر (@P_Mohaimen) October 28, 2023
We are aware of a potential demonstration happening on Saturday, October 28 at Celebration Square between 7-9 p.m.
To avoid any inconvenience, we recommend that you pre-plan your travel routes, as there may be traffic delays or possible road closures around the area. ⬇️ https://t.co/zv7nxlmPPd
— City of Mississauga (@citymississauga) October 28, 2023
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