Police stop attempt to expand encampment outside Manitoba legislature

Winnipeg police have stopped an attempt to enlarge an encampment on the front lawn of the Manitoba legislature.

Two teepees were previously set up on the lawn, and protesters were trying to bring in poles to build another one.

Dozens of police officers stood in a row near the entrance to the grounds and turned back a man who tried to carry in one pole.

Another pole that had been brought in earlier was removed by a protester after a conversation with police.

The encampment is one of two that have been on the legislature grounds for several months.

The Progressive Conservative government passed a law in late spring that bans encampments from the grounds and forbids people from bringing in supplies.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 3, 2022.

The Canadian Press