Winnipeg protest prompts road closures
Protesters gathered at the intersection of Portage Avenue and St. James Street Friday evening.
WINNIPEG -- A protest in Winnipeg prompted police to close roads Friday evening.
Winnipeg Police Service tweeted the intersection of Portage Avenue and St. James Street is closed in all directions.
The protest, organized by All Eyes on Mikmaki, is in support of First Nation lobster fishers in Nova Scotia.
Approximately 50 protesters could be seen on the street.
After gathering at the intersection, protesters then started marching down Portage Avenue toward downtown.
Police said all roads were back open around 6:30 p.m.