Protesters to blockade Paterson Border Crossing this Saturday
On Feb. 10, Trail and Greater District RCMP were notified by the Freedom Convoy Kootenay that there would be a blockade of the Paterson Border Crossing located at 10 Hwy 22, in Rossland, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Feb 12. The organizers plan to have a peaceful demonstration and barbeque to protest against current pandemic restrictions. A vehicle lane will be left open for first responders in case of an emergency.
Trail RCMP and CBSA are both monitoring this event and will work in partnership if there is a need to respond to an incident. Both agencies recommend that the public avoid this area during this time and use another local border crossing if possible. Please contact the Trail and Greater District RCMP at 250-364-2566 if you have any questions or directly reach out to event organizers through their Freedom Convoy Kootenay Facebook page