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RCMP warn possible May long weekend delays on Highway 2 over tax protest

Axe the Tax protest is continuing at the Juniper Lake rest stop near Lacombe on QEII
An Axe the Tax protest site on the side of Highway 2 near Lacombe at the Juniper Lake rest stop on April 26. Facebook screenshot

Travellers are being advised the Axe the Tax protest at a rest stop along Highway 2 near Lacombe could affect the flow of traffic on the highway over the Victoria Day long weekend.

Central Alberta RCMP said the protest is continuing at the Juniper Lake rest stop and warned of its potential to cause traffic disruptions over the long weekend.

"RCMP advise that often times these protests have included vehicles conducting a “slow roll” consisting of a small convoy of vehicles driving below the speed limit on the highways. Motorist are advised to expect delays or take alternates routes," RCMP said in a release issued Friday, May 17.

Some Axe the Tax protesters moved on Monday, April 22 from the Highway 1 protest area south of Cochrane to the new location on the side of Highway 2 near Lacombe.

In a Thursday update, protesters said a sign will be erected along the highway near the rest stop over the weekend acknowledging an event is nearby. 

Protesters are planning a weekend of camping, live bands, a pig roast and vendors at the rest stop.

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