Coronavirus: Organizer of Kelowna COVID-19 protest issued third $2,300 fine
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.
“However, if the activities being engaged in are in violation of the provincial public health orders, those involved can face fines.”