Where is it safe to protest in Vancouver during the Olympics? Everywhere, actually. Canadians have the right to assemble and protest wherever we like. However it seems that the Integrated Security Unit (ISU)for the Vancouver Olympics would like protesters to think that they have to limit their opinion-laden activities to specific areas within the city, called "Safe Assembly Areas."
"In an effort to facilitate the right to lawful protest, where possible, security planners will identify visible areas where people may CHOOSE to lawfully express their views in safe locations close to Olympic venues," says the ISU.
The safe assembly areas were announced on the eve of the Olympic opening ceremonies begin. A bit late, as most protesters have probably planned their events and marches. So go ahead, outspoken objectors. Go where you like!
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