Statement: Beltline Protests
Yesterday, we continued to follow-up with representatives of the Beltline residential and business communities by holding a meeting to listen to how deeply they have been impacted by the ongoing protests. Their concern for the disruption, safety of residents and employees, and overall impact to the reputation of downtown Calgary is very real and we empathize with them.
We are asking anyone who intends to protest in the Beltline and 17 Avenue area to instead stay away. We all want our downtown to be a safe and welcoming place and we need your help to make that happen.
We continue to work with our partners on safety planning, and minimizing disruption, for this weekend and will release more details later this week.