Nova Scotia RCMP remain on scene at a lobster pound in Digby County and are investigating threats and mischief following disturbances last evening.
At approximately 4 p.m. on October 13, Meteghan RCMP were called to a disturbance outside a lobster pound in New Edinburgh. Upon arrival, responding officers observed a group of approximately 200 people who were preventing employees from leaving the lobster pound and that some individuals were throwing rocks at the building and vehicles nearby. Officers on scene were able to keep the peace and attempted to mediate. While on scene, police extinguished a vehicle on fire that was heavily damaged. In addition to the vehicle, there was damage to other personal and commercial property. The RCMP is investigating mischief and threats related to the disturbance.
At approximately 9 p.m. on October 13, Yarmouth RCMP were called to a disturbance outside a lobster pound in Middle West Pubnico. While en-route, police were advised that the group was preventing employees from leaving and had caused damaged to the building. Upon arrival, officers observed approximately 200 people in the area and worked to de-escalate the situation and disperse the group. Unfortunately events escalated with further damages incurred. The RCMP is investigating reports of crimes against person and property including threats and mischief related to this disturbance.