The Provincial Government had peaceful protesters arrested on Monday for having a tipi in Wascana Park. The government’s position was that the grass would be harmed, and the tipi would be a distraction from the Canada Day festivities, and probably for the National Aboriginal Day festivities in three days too.
As you can see, it’s quite distracting when a tipi is at a Canada Day party.
Perhaps they didn’t want its smoke causing a distraction since the diesel or gas powered lights used in that same park space are already pretty toxic and loud:
Or perhaps they didn’t want it to upstage the tipi set up even closer to the Legislature last Canada Day?
Who made the decision to arrest them?
PCC or Regina Police. Police have since backed off.
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