For Immediate Release
February 15, 2022
Protesters Actions Misdirected
Oliver Mayor and Council were appalled to hear of the actions and behaviors of the protesters last Friday at South Okanagan Secondary School (SOSS). Students from SOSS were subjected to anger and hostility from protesters who gathered near and on school property. Schools are a place of learning and a place where students can feel safe and not be subjected to hateful, racist and
Oliver residents are doing their best to follow the mandates and orders placed
by the Provincial and Federal Health Officers in our efforts to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Demanding change to mandates or orders by demonstrating at a high school, with an elementary school adjacent, served no purpose or benefit.
It is recognized that protestors have the right to assembly and that this must be done in a peaceful and respectful manner. As a reminder the Province has enacted the Access to Services (COVID-19) Act that prohibits protests on school grounds, and Council reminds protesters to respect the law.
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