Students won't parade through streets for University of Canterbury graduation following police advice

The University of Canterbury (UC) has cancelled city street processions for Tuesday and Thursday's graduation ceremonies in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack.

In a statement on its website, the university said it decided to cancel the city processions following advice from police.

The statement said, while there was no information to suggest a specific risk to graduands and attendees, it takes the safety and wellbeing of all students and staff seriously.

"The events of 15 March have had a deep impact on our community and UC will continue to work with police as appropriate for future graduation ceremonies."

One month on from the Christchurch terror attack, the threat level remains high and the public should expect an increased police presence for a few more weeks.

"It's absolutely the right thing to do for us to be present in communities, continue to be armed at this present point, to keep people safe, but also give advice to people about what kind of events to hold and how to hold them," Police Commissioner Mike Bush told The AM Show on Monday.


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