CBC NEWS Reports: Transit union says gun pulled on striking Kelowna bus driver

CBC NEWS Reports: Transit union says gun pulled on striking Kelowna bus driver

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The union representing striking transit workers in the Central Okanagan says a man pulled a gun on a striking bus driver outside Kelowna's Orchard Park Mall on Monday morning. It's not clear if the weapon was real or fake.

The incident was reported to have happened just before 11 a.m. PT Monday as transit workers picketed at a mall bus stop.

Bus drivers said the man screamed at the picketers to get back to work. He then allegedly pulled out the weapon, pointed it at a driver and sped away on a bike. No one was injured.

"It's unbelievable. I'm still processing this," said Scott Lovell, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1722.

"We are exercising our rights as Canadians to picket in a public place and to have someone come by and pull a weapon on one of our picketers? This is Canada, right?"

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