Uh was the Prime Minister safety at risk at any point so as you can imagine um a large group of protesters had gathered surrounding a restaurant the Prime Minister was inside the actions of the protesters the numbers of them the actions of them doing things like blocking the lane behind the restaurant
Caused a concern for us um and we took steps uh keeping in mind we need to balance the Public’s right to peacefully assemble and peacefully protest by also maintaining order and upholding the rule of law so our response was intended to balance those rights uh to ensure that
Everybody was safe that people inside the restaurant were safe and that the protesters were safe balancing their right to protest while also protecting everybody’s safety in the the large police response 100 officers again did that call from did that call come from the prime minister’s security detail or
Was that we I can tell you that when we became aware that there was a large protest was we were not given advanced warning it was a popup protest or a spontaneous protest um in our in our understanding um when we became aware that that large group had gaed we
Immediately redeployed officers from throughout the city pulling them from other neighborhoods and other areas of the city so that we could profitably properly uh respond and and and resource what was happening down there
Officials were asked if the safety of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s safety was compromised by a group of protesters in Vancouver.
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