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Two protesters arrested at anti-Trudeau rally in Kamloops

One man has since been released
(via Tereza Verenca)

Police arrested two protesters at the Coast Hotel on Wednesday (Jan. 9).

The men, both in their mid-50s, were protesting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Kamloops during a Liberal Party of Canada fundraiser.

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says the protesters were not associated with each other (multiple groups had staged rallies at the hotel).

“One of the suspects may be facing possible criminal charges,” he writes in an email to KamloopsMatters. “The other was released without charges.”

Around 100 people self-identified as "yellow-vesters," a movement that began in France last year. In the fall, French citizens began donning yellow vests to protest the government and rising living costs. 

Anti-pipeline protesters and First Nations activists also formed another group at Wednesday's demonstration. Share B.C., a pro-resource lobby group, also attended.

According to photos surfacing on social media one of the protesters was part of the yellow vest movement. It's unclear which group the second protester was associated with.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include information about which groups the arrested protesters belonged to.


Tereza Verenca

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