Surrey RCMP investigating after journalists swarmed by protesters

SURREY RCMP said on Saturday that they are aware of several incidents from earlier in the day involving a group of aggressive protesters who surrounded members of the media. Police intervention was required due to the actions of the protesters, and to ensure that members of the media had safe passage to their vehicle

Police will be following up with the reporters and camera people involved to gather their full accounts, including the collection of any video evidence.

“These kinds of acts of aggression and intimidation towards media, or any member of the public, are simply unacceptable,” said Sgt. Elenore Sturko. “While it is not always safe for our officers to take immediate enforcement action at the time of the alleged offences based on the size of the crowd of protesters, these incidents will be fully investigated and could lead to subsequent arrests or charges.”