Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatoon Police Say Charges Not Warranted for Protest of Premier's Dinner

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatoon Police Say Charges Not Warranted for Protest of Premier's Dinner

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Police say charges not warranted for protest

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Saskatoon police say they have concluded there is no basis for criminal charges related to a protest last April outside of Prairieland Park ahead of a keynote speech by Premier Brad Wall.

At the time,police told the public to come forward if anyone felt they were a victim of criminal activity during the protest prior to the Premier's Dinner.

On Monday, police said after consulting with Crown prosecutors they decided there was not enough evidence to proceed with criminal charges.

During the large protest, there were a small number of interactions with drivers and vehicles that created tension, as cars attempted to move through the crowd.

The protest became tense when some people were seen on the hoods of cars with signs draped over windows while others shouted at drivers heading to the event. …

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