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Protesters planning ‘Justice for Mona’ rally in Kelowna

A wellness check gone horribly wrong has sparked a series of planned protests across BC.

In June, footage surfaced of UBC Okanagan student Mona Wang being dragged and stepped on by Const. Lacey Browning after the RCMP had been called to perform a wellness check on Wang in her apartment.

Wang has since launched a civil lawsuit against the officer, who has been placed on administrative duty, and the Kelowna RCMP has apologized for the violent incident.

“Justice for Mona” protests are planned to take place on July 11 in Kelowna, Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey, and another is planned in Calgary, Alta. on July 4.

“Show your support and protest for better wellness checks and accountability for police misconduct,” reads an image posted to Mona Wang’s Instagram.

A petition calling for Const. Browning to be fired and criminally charged with assault has nearly 360,000 signees.

It has also been announced that the Abbotsford Police Department will conduct a statutory investigation of the Kelowna RCMP's handling of incident.

None of the claims made against Const Browning have been proved in court.

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