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David Lindsay, a well-known anti-vaccine and anti-mandate protest leader, has been charged with two counts of assault.

The allegations stem from an incident that took place outside the Interior Healths building in the center of Kelowna during the summer of 2021.

“On August 19, 2021, the Kelowna RCMP Community Security Unit was called to support public safety and to preserve peace. It was in response to a protest that took place outside,” Inspector Adam MacIntosh told Global News on Thursday.

“At that time, an incident had occurred. We conducted an investigation, and as a result, a person who is a member of the protest has been charged with violence. “

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According to a source, one of the victims is an Interior Health employee and the other a security employee.

Lindsay, a well-known organizer of the many anti-restriction protests in Kelowna, has also been fined several times by the city of Kelowna for his role in these protests.

This is not Lindsay’s first time with the law, as he has served time in prison for refusing to pay his taxes.

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Kelowna RCMP officials say the department will continue to serve the public by these anti-restriction protests, both for the safety of the public and the participants.

They say the vast majority of these protests have been peaceful.

“We do not run into situations where we have to break fights and that kind of thing,” MacIntosh said.

“For the most part, they have been extremely peaceful, and people have been allowed to express their thoughts and opinions.”

Lindsay is scheduled to make his first appearance in February on the two charges of assault in Kelowna.

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