(Castanet) – A former Kamloops Mountie is speaking up in defence of police wearing a controversial and politically charged symbol — one the RCMP told its officers to stop wearing a year ago.

A story on Castanet on Tuesday morning quoted a Kamloops defence lawyer who said he encountered a Mountie wearing a “thin blue line” patch last month while meeting with his Tiny House Warriors clients at an encampment in the Blue River area.

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