Police Urge Protesters to Stay Peaceful After Arrest


2017-05-25 15:45 PDT

Dossier nº 2017-15469

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A 32-year-old Port Coquitlam woman has been arrested and may face charges after an aggressive demonstration at a Coquitlam hotel.

At just after 8:00am this morning, demonstrators got into the hotel, located at 405 North Road, Coquitlam, and disrupted a business meeting. Coquitlam RCMP officers were forced to intervene when the hotel’s security was overwhelmed. The woman was arrested when she blocked the front door of the hotel and refused to leave. Charges have not been formally laid but an investigation of Mischief and Resisting Arrest is underway.

The RCMP fully supports the right to peaceful protest, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with the Coquitlam RCMP, but companies also have the right to conduct business meetings and nobody has the right to put someone else at risk. As soon as we see a situation where property is getting damaged or the public is at risk then we must step in.

The demonstration lasted about 3.5 hours and ended peacefully.

Diffusé par

Cap. Michael McLaughlin

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