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.
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.
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