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Protester accidentally discharges bear spray at Banff’s Black Lives Matter rally Saturday: RCMP

Kelowna RCMP arrested a man Sunday after rocks were being thrown at passing bicyclists. The Canadian Press Images-Mario Beauregard

A protester accidentally discharged bear spray at a Black Lives Matter rally in Banff on Saturday, according to RCMP.

At 12:30 pm, Banff RCMP received a 911 call about the use of bear spray at the protest.

“A protestor bent over and the bear spray was engaged from inside of a pocket,” RCMP said. “The complainant did not sustain injuries and charges are not being sought.”

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RCMP said organizers were “thankful that no one was seriously injured as a result.”

The investigation is over, police said.

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