KAWARTHA LAKES-The RCMP says it is investigating material circulating on social media pertaining to a chat group that includes some of its members seemingly celebrating injuring protestors.
“This material is not representative of those who have committed themselves to serving Canadians with integrity and professionalism.”
The RCMP is part of a coalition of police forces from across Canada taking part in an operation to clear protestors in Ottawa.
Officials are working to confirm the authenticity of the chats that were alleged to be part of an RCMP Musical Ride group chat.
“Just watched the horse video-that is awesome.” said one of them “We should practice that manoeuvre.”
Another responded “Agreed”
“Time for the protesters to hear our jackboots on the ground,” another states. While one responds “Wowowow Nixon, this is a kinder gentler RCMP.”
The Musical Ride is described as an RCMP group assisting “front-line police operations by building positive relationships, supporting recruiting efforts and promoting the RCMP’s image in communities in Canada.”
Another person in the chat says, “Here’s to some sweet OT this weekend for our on-call members. Don’t kick all of them out until next weeks group gets our turn.”
The RCMP says it has been working tirelessly to clear the protest in Ottawa.