Protests may cause traffic disruptions, police say

Ottawa police are warning residents to be mindful of traffic disruptions downtown as Idle No More protesters gather around the

Parliament Hill area.

This demonstration is part of the nationwide series of protests planned today by the movement to oppose the government’s decisions on environmental issues and native rights.

Demonstrators began their march from Victoria Island at 11 a.m. and continued to Portage Bridge before heading to Parliament Hill where speeches and dances have been planned.

Ottawa police are advising drivers to take alternative routes when possible as traffic disruptions may not clear until the afternoon.