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RCMP investigating camping music festival near Kamloops

March 22, 2021 - 2:49 PM

Tk'emlups RCMP are investigating a music festival that occurred 13 kilometres up Tranquille-Criss Creek Road this weekend.

On March 19, RCMP arrived to a "large gathering" of around 200 people camping in the area where there was a stage and music playing, according to an RCMP media release.

"People in Canada have a democratic right to 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," RCMP said in a statement.

Staff Sgt. Bill Wallace called it "disheartening" and that it puts both officers and attendees' families at risk for COVID-19.

Tk'emlups is currently still investigating the incident and seeking information to identify the organizer.

Event organizers have not responded to iNFOnews.ca requests for comment.

The rural detachment can be reached at 250-314-1800 if you have information about the the event.

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