Police watching Lilac Festival

Police watching Lilac Festival

As usual there’s a large, and somewhat excessive police presence at the Lilac Festival. I have no complaints about any of the police, who were all quite friendly. I just find it to be an absurd waste of money. Calgary has a silly policy of mandating a certain ratio of police to attendees, which is then billed to the organizers. That’s a huge burden. And, it ignores the fact the festival has been totally peaceful throughout its history.

This is one of the photos I took at the Calgary Lilac Festival, held Sunday, May 27, 2012 along 4 Street between 13 Avenue and Elbow Drive SW.

Photographer: Robert Thivierge

Date Taken2012-05-27 11:23:26
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