Four demonstrators arrested in Kamloops

B.C., Kamloops City

2020-10-19 13:51 PDT

On October 17, 2020 at approximately 6:30 a.m., officers from the Community-Industry Response Group (C-IRG), Division Liaison Team (DLT), the Southeast District TAC Team and Kamloops RCMP responded to a report that a number of demonstrators had gathered at a Trans Mountain (TMX) work site on Airport Road in Kamloops, and were preventing operations at the site.

DLT officers engage the demonstrators, four of whom refused to leave the injunction area.

C-IRG officers read the BC Supreme Court injunction to the four individuals who continue to interfere with operations at the site and were arrested for allegedly being in civil contempt of the Court Order issued on June 1, 2018.

All four arrested, a 58-year-old woman, a 54-year-old woman, a 42-year-old woman and a 29-year-old woman were transported to Kamloops RCMP Detachment for processing and released on conditions. They are scheduled to appear in court on January 20, 2021.

A reminder that demonstrators have the right to peaceful, lawful and safe protest and companies have a lawful right to complete their mandated work. The RCMP is working hard to protect both of these rights and ensure all parties and public are kept safe.

Released by:

Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey

For media inquiries contact:

Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey by email at jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or by phone at 250-491-4317
 

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