The CBC reports:
A group of oil and gas supporters is planning a counter-rally when Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg shows up at the Alberta legislature in Edmonton on Friday. Glen Carritt, who organized the United We Roll convoy that travelled to Ottawa in February, said a similar convoy will start in Red Deer, Alta., on Friday morning and make its way to Edmonton.
Carritt said the trucks are expected to arrive at the legislature at noon MT, when a climate rally is to begin with Thunberg, 16, who founded the Fridays For Future climate strikes that have galvanized young people around the world.
“We in the province of Alberta are tired of celebrities coming into our province and trying to tell us how to run our oil and gas sector,” read a post on the United We Roll Facebook page.
From the Edmonton Police:
The Edmonton Police Service is aware of the climate rally and convoy counter-protest taking place tomorrow, Oct. 18, 2019, and has prepared for this event as we would for any other major city event.
Specialized resources have been assigned from various units within the EPS, including Public Safety Unit, as the EPS works to maintain peace and ensure the safety of citizens.
The public can expect a police presence where the rally and protests are scheduled, including any required traffic diversions. The presence of Miss Thunberg does not change the EPS’ priorities.