Banff RCMP advise of civilian’s accidental bear spray discharge at the Black Lives Matter protest

Banff, Alberta – On June 6, 2020 at 12:30 pm, Banff RCMP received a 911 call regarding the discharge of bear spray at the Black Lives Matter protest.

The Banff RCMP can confirm the bear spray was discharged accidentally. A protestor bent over and the bear spray was engaged from inside of a pocket. The complainant did not sustain injuries and charges are not being sought.

Banff RCMP advise of civilian’s accidental bear spray discharge at the Black Lives Matter protest
Banff RCMP advise of civilian’s accidental bear spray discharge at the Black Lives Matter protest

There is no ongoing investigation regarding this incident. RCMP spoke with the protest co-organizer indicating that a report was made of the discharge. Organizers of the protest were thankful that no one was seriously injured as a result of this.

Banff RCMP

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