Kelowna RCMP investigating disruption at Cenotaph

Kelowna

2021-11-11 19:05 PST

File # 2021-74316

The Kelowna RCMP is conducting an investigation into a disruption that occurred at the Cenotaph today in City Park.

At 10:55 a.m., Kelowna RCMP officers responded to a report of 75-100 demonstrators at the Cenotaph in Kelowna. Ceremonies across the city had been restricted due to the pandemic; however, members of the public as well as veterans gathered to remember. Demonstrators interrupted the assembly and RCMP officers attended to keep the peace.

Kelowna RCMP officers support a person or groups right to protest, but when they choose to willfully interrupt the assembly of citizens at a Remembrance Day ceremony; this is a step too far. The Kelowna RCMP will be fully investigating this event to determine what offence, criminal or otherwise may have been committed and if appropriate the submission of charges or fines, said Insp. Adam MacIntosh Operations Officer - Kelowna RCMP

Anyone who captured the disruption on video is asked to send a copy of the video to Kelowna RCMP. The RCMP is in the process of creating an email proxy for this purpose and more information will soon be made available.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net
 

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Cpl. Tammy Lobb

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
kelowna.rcmp.ca
1190 Richter Street
Office: 778-940-2430
Cell: 250-859-2065

Email: Kelowna_Media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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