Saskatchewan legislature closes to public, security risk posed by protesters cited
REGINA — The Saskatchewan legislature has been closed in advance of a demonstration expected on Saturday against COVID-19 restrictions.
Speaker Randy Weekes said in a statement Friday that out of an abundance of caution, visitor access has been suspended until there’s no potential threat from protesters.
Weekes said all tours, as well as educational and public events, have been cancelled and security has been enhanced.
Members of the legislative assembly, authorized employees, accredited media, service contractors and public service employees are still allowed into the building.
Protesters have said the trucker convoy will stay until Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Premier Scott Moe has said that will happen soon, but he has not released a date.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 4, 2022.
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