**** HRP Media Release
Demonstration in Halifax
Halifax Regional Police maintained a visible presence in downtown Halifax today in relation to a demonstration.
Starting at approximately 9:30 a.m. members of the Public Safety Unit, Community Response Officers along with members of the Traffic Unit attended the demonstration at Grand Parade in Halifax. The demonstration grew to approximately 1200 people that consisted of mainly two separate groups. Officers assisted in traffic control and focused on the safety of the public and demonstrators as they made their way along a short route.
All streets were that were temporarily closed to traffic are now reopened.
A 16-year-old youth was arrested and is facing charges of assault with a weapon, mischief (property damage) and causing a disturbance and is scheduled to appear in youth court at a later date.