Protest activity likely to cause traffic delays

Media release

ACT Policing is alerting the Canberra community to the likelihood that protest activity is expected to increase in the coming days, and to be prepared for delays on roads across the city. 

While the key protest areas are expected to be in the Parliamentary Triangle and the airport precinct, police are aware that due to the wide range of protest groups, other areas of Canberra may be targeted. 

Protest action may happen with little to no notice. 

Anyone moving across Canberra should allow for extra time due to possible disruptions on roads, in open spaces, at shopping centres and near office buildings. 

ACT Policing reiterates its support for the right of individuals to conduct lawful, peaceful protests, but reminds the wider community not to take the law into their own hands if they see protesters acting illegally. 

Police will respond where required and the people responsible will be dealt with in accordance with the law.  

Anyone with information about illegal behaviour by protesters is advised to report their concerns by contacting Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website

To report illegal activity while it is happening, call the Police Assistance line on 131 444, and in the event of a life-threatening emergency, call Triple Zero (000) from a safe location. 


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