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BLM protestors at Bastion Square, protecting ACAB slogan

Bastion Square “More Justice More Peace” mural protected by a protest after drawing complaints from VicPD over “ACAB” slogan

ACAB, “All Cops Are Bastards,” alludes to the systemic nature of police violence After collaborating with Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists on a mural reading “More Justice, More Peace,” city…

Editorial | “Defund the police” is a call worth echoing

Among chants of “Black Lives Matter,” another related call is gaining traction: “defund the police.”  Behind these calls is a key message — if we defund the police, we have…

Victoria PD reports spending $100k more so far on protests this year compared to all of 2019

In the first few months of 2020, VicPD has spent $183 000 on officers’ overtime wages during public rallies, marches, demonstrations, and protests. Despite only 34 protests taking place in…