Octopi Regina – Day 33? – Arrest Update

The Regina Police Service issued a press release with the following:
“Seven adults, five males and two females, have been issued summons under the Regina Parks and Open Space Bylaw 2004-27, for remaining in a park between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. The individuals who received tickets were in Victoria Park at the site of the Occupy Regina protest. One of the seven was arrested on a breach unrelated to the bylaw offence.”

Of the one who was arrested, “Officers observed that one of the persons, a 46 year-old male, was intoxicated. Further investigation revealed that this person was on a recognizance which included the condition of abstaining from alcohol. The male was taken into custody without incident and charged with the breach of a court-ordered condition.”

This video is courtesy of Saskboy:

11 thoughts on “Octopi Regina – Day 33? – Arrest Update”

  1. During the last minute, the camera was moving so fast, I was almost dizzy. Looked quiet compared to the other occupy camps in the US cities.

  2. I have a few questions for clarification: Is the outer sidewalk of Victoria Park really part of the park and closed after 11pm? Are there any curfew bylaws that cover other sidewalks in Regina?

    I have read THE PARKS AND OPEN SPACE BYLAW
    No. 2004-27
    Including Amendments to March 14, 2011 document http://regina.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?vid=8764

    but it doesn’t make it clear about sidewalks. It sounds like if sidewalks are open spaces they would be closed after 11pm, but that can’t be right, can it? Or they are not considered open spaces and the outer sidewalk surrounding Victoria Park is not part of the park.

  3. As I’ve noted elsewhere, sidewalks around parks are not often considered part of the park, otherwise they’d build a fence around the sidewalk to contain it within the park as well.

    I’ll have more video interviews up tonight at my blog, and my own interview is on CTV tonight at supper.

  4. I was smoking outside O’Hanlon’s Pub at 12:20 am Sunday night (Monday morning). Beside me was another O’Hanlon’s patron whose age I would estimate as mid-forties. As 8 members of the Regina Police traveled north toward the Occupy site from Victoria Ave, the gentleman exclaimed “I’d better get out of here!” and proceeded quickly and suspiciously away. If this man is in fact the arrestee, as I suspect he may be, it is disingenuous for the RPS to associate the arrest with the Occupy Regina protests.

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