BC Civil Liberties Association to hold workshop on protester’s rights at Northern Lights College

first_imgThe BC Civil Liberties Association is heading north to host a workshop aimed at teaching protesters their rights.BCCLA’s Laura Track is leading the workshop, and says it is to insure that people know how to keep themselves safe when they’re participating in a protest, and so that they know their legal rights.“99% of the time, protests go really well,” Track said. “Everything is just fine, everything is safe, the police are there keeping people safe. But everyone once in a while, things go sideways, and the contact protesters have with police can turn negative.”- Advertisement -Track says the Peace Valley Landowners Association invited the BCCLA up to Fort St. John, having done the workshop in various communities across BC before.One thing that protesters should be wary of is legal boundaries. Criminal contempt of court for disobeying a court order is one, as seen on Burnaby Mountain last fall. Protesters can also be charged with obstructing a police officer if they don’t stand back, she says.But protesting is also a protected right in Canada, and it is lawful to take photos, and video of the protest and police officers.Advertisement Track says that the BCCLA has a neutral position on the issues that protesters are vocal about, and wishes to team them their rights so they can stay safe during a protest.The workshop will be held in Room 202 at Northern Lights College (9820 120 Avenue, Fort St. John) on September 16th, from 7-9 PM.last_img read more


Arsenal can turn it around, says Wenger

first_img0Shares0000When asked if the season can still be salvaged, Wenger told Sky Sports: “Yes. We want to focus on the next game and continue to put in the effort we put in tonight.LONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 2 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has backed his side to turn their season around, despite suffering another heavy defeat against Manchester City.The Gunners hosted City at the Emirates Stadium for a Premier League clash on Thursday night, and were handed a 3-0 defeat, the same scoreline by which Pep Guardiola’s charges beat Arsenal in the Carabao Cup final. Bernardo Silva, David Silva, and Leroy Sane all scored for the visitors in the first half to extend City’s lead at the top of the standings to 16 points, while Arsenal, who were denied a way back into the tie as Ederson saved a second-half penalty from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, are in sixth position, 10 points adrift of the top four.When asked if the season can still be salvaged, Wenger told Sky Sports: “Yes. We want to focus on the next game and continue to put in the effort we put in tonight.“We played twice against certainly the best side in the country at the moment and that was of course difficult for us because we didn’t have a good performance in the first game.“But we have quality and we want to show that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more