Coronavirus: Organizer of Kelowna COVID-19 protest issued third $2,300 fine

Coronavirus: Organizer of Kelowna COVID-19 protest issued third $2,300 fine
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Another Saturday, another gathering of COVID-19 protesters in downtown Kelowna.

And for a third time, Kelowna RCMP say the event’s organizer was fined $2,300 because the protest was in contravention of B.C.’s public health orders.

In a press release, police said “people in Canada have a democratic right to a lawful and peaceful protest, and the RCMP must use discretion when balancing a citizen’s rights with the current potential health risks associated to large public gatherings.

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“However, if the activities being engaged in are in violation of the provincial public health orders, those involved can face fines.”



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