Is it or isn't it? Kelly's PR flack says police 'removed' the planned protest this afternoon - police say they can't and didn't do any such thing.

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June 13th, 2020 – 1:34 pm



We received the following about half an hour ago:

This is Emily Ward on behalf of Kelly’s Bake Shoppe. The team has read your article and would have liked the opportunity to contribute to the conversation.

protest-poster-690x314To begin with, to our knowledge, the protest has been removed as per the local police force. In addition, when Kelly’s Bake Shoppe heard about the protest, they reached out to the parties to set up a peaceful Q&A where voices could be heard and answers provided. This offer was not followed up on by the group to date.

As a journalist, I would implore you to seek both sides of the story in an unbiased manner as spreading misconceptions doesn’t help the movement or positive change, which Kelly’s Bake Shoppe is committed to.

Please let me know if you would like to schedule a follow up interview to provide your readers with more information about the recent events.

We took a pass on the opportunity to talk to the public relations representative.  In the past we have experienced either significant spin around a story we were following up on or were given much less than the truth.

We did check in with the Burlington division of the Halton Regional Police where Sgt Bishop advised us that they were aware of the event, which they expect to be peaceful – but they will have police officers in the area.

I asked if the police had cancelled the event.  Sgt Bishop say “that is not within our purview”.

Related news story:

Protest announcement


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