Two people arrested in Revelstoke protest

revelstoke.bc.rcmp

2022-04-11 15:05 PDT

File # 2022-1034

Two woman were arrested in a protest that caused a brief traffic disruption on Saturday morning in Revelstoke.

Just after 9:00 a.m. on Saturday April 9, 2022 a front line officer from the Revelstoke RCMP was conducting patrols along Highway 1 near the Columbia River Bridge, when he encountered five people walking in the middle of the roadway.

The group stopped mid-span on the bridge and two women sat on chairs, holding a banner between them, subsequently blocking traffic.

Sgt. Chris Dodds of the Revelstoke RCMP states, The officer encouraged demonstrators to move to the side of the roadway, out of the pathway of vehicle traffic, where they could continue to demonstrate peacefully. A 69-year-old and 76-year-old women, both from Revelstoke allegedly refused to move off the roadway and were arrested, without incident for mischief.

Traffic was disrupted for approximately 30-minutes.

The women were transported to the Revelstoke RCMP Detachment and have since been released. They are expected to appear in court in early June.

 

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S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

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BC RCMP Communication Services
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