Edmonton Police Statement & Traffic Advisory: February 12 Convoy

Edmonton, Alberta – The EPS is aware of another convoy planning to enter the city on February 12, 2022.

The EPS is aware of another convoy planning to enter the city tomorrow (February 12, 2022). Policing during a public demonstration is a complex task that includes upholding multiple laws while balancing fundamental rights set out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Our priority is always to uphold public safety and order.

We recognize that these demonstrations cause significant disruptions to traffic and create many concerns for residents and businesses, however citizens are reminded that 911 should only be used in emergency situations.

Edmonton Advisory - Freedom Convoy
Edmonton Advisory – Freedom Convoy

The EPS will continue to work with its municipal and provincial partners to ensure proper resources are in place to manage traffic and crowds and prevent situations from escalating. EPS’ objectives during this demonstration, and others, include restoring flow of traffic in the safest manner possible while mitigating any disorderly conduct in a variety of ways. Mitigation may include verbal warnings, tickets, arrests and gathering of evidence for follow-up investigations.

Our focus will be to prevent these convoys from developing into situations that actively threaten the safety and security of our community. We are closely monitoring this demonstration and are ready to adapt our response as required.

Please visit our Policing During a Public Demonstration page for more information about policing during public demonstrations.

Traffic Advisory:

Motorists should be advised that vehicle convoys may be coming from various parts of Alberta to Edmonton tomorrow, converging at the Legislature grounds. The convoys are anticipated to affect Edmonton traffic anywhere between the hours of at least 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Significant traffic disruption may include Anthony Henday Drive, Yellowhead Trail, Stony Plain Road, Whitemud Drive, Gateway Blvd, Walterdale Hill, Queen Elizabeth Park Road and the downtown core.

Edmonton Police Service

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