Police respond to anti-SOGI protest in Oak Bay - 2019-05-03
Oak Bay was the centre of a heated protest on Thursday night as hundreds of allies and members of the LGTBQ community gathered outside, and inside, the Windsor Pavillion room in response to a Jenn Smith presentation called The Erosion of Freedom.
The presentation was eventually shut down by Oak Bay Police as arguments escalated to a point of pushing and shoving, said Chief Andy Brinton.
"We couldn't let it escalate any more than it was, without risk to public safety issues," he said. "It's no mystery that there was the potential for issues, so we thought it would be appropriate to have a presence and not allow it to grow into anything."