Police investigating assault allegation from protest site

Shawnigan Lake RCMP are still investigating an incident on Friday, Nov. 27 involving a confrontation between a protester and truck driver

Shawnigan Lake RCMP are still investigating an incident on Friday, Nov. 27 that involved a confrontation between a protester and one of the drivers of the many trucks hauling soil to the South Island Aggregates site on Stebbings Road.

The Shawnigan Residents Association issued a statement Nov. 28 about it, saying it applauded “the peaceful demonstrations occurring in the community regarding opposition to the SIA toxic soil dump permit.”

The SRA alleges in its statement that an assault on a demonstrator by a truck driver was caught on video last Friday.

The residents’ group went further saying it “condemns these actions and looks forward to the outcome of an RCMP investigation into the matter and encourages charges be laid by the Crown.”

SRA president Calvin Cook spoke for the group.

“Violence in any form, by any parties, is contrary to the values of our community and our organization,” he said.

“The ability to demonstrate peacefully, within the parameters of the law and the courts is a fundamental right that must be protected and encouraged,” and called the alleged assault “deplorable”.

An RCMP spokesperson said Wednesday, Dec. 2 that an investigation into the incident is ongoing but that there is little more to report to the public yet.

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