Protests in Canberra likely to continue

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ACT Policing is advising Canberrans that protest activity is expected to continue over the next two days.    

Small short disruptions are occurring – often with protestors travelling in convoy from one location to the next. Disruptions to roads, paths, open spaces and public and private offices across the ACT may occur.   

Roads near Parliament House may be subject to traffic control measures and people are urged to obey the directions of traffic controllers.   

Organised protest activity is expected on Saturday morning (12 February 2022) affecting Commonwealth Avenue. 

Motorists are advised to avoid this area if possible as delays and road closures are expected.   

Events at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) including the Lifeline Book Fair and the Capital Region Farmers Markets are proceeding as planned. Visitors should consider using public transport if possible as parking is currently limited at EPIC.   

While ACT Policing recognises the rights of people to peacefully protest, when illegal actions take place the people responsible will be dealt with in accordance with the law.  


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