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Report from the Street Action Against the Cops in Vancouver

Last night, on the International Day Against Police Brutality (March 15), about 50 people marched down Hastings Street from Victory Square to the cop shop on Main Street.
Report from the Street Action Against the Cops in Vancouver

By Nobody Special, March 16, 2006 / Vancouver, Canada

Last night, on the International Day Against Police Brutality (March 15), about 50 people marched down Hastings Street from Victory Square to the cop shop on Main Street.

An indigenous person made a short speech before the march took off, saying that Vancouver cops are an invading force on Native land and that indigenous people here didn't have cops before colonization.

Most people in the march wore masks to conceal their identity from the police. Hip hop, metal and punk tunes, mostly with anti-cop lyrics, were played from a ghetto-blaster. The crowd shouted "Fuck the Cops!"

An unmarked police vehicle and a cop standing next to it with a video camera were pelted with many eggs at the start of the march.

A journalist who was taking photos of the march was attacked by masked rebels. This made the media vulture back off a bit.

The Main Street police station was hit with a bunch of paint-bombs and a bottle was thrown at the court building next to the police station.
BC Not WA 16.Mar.2006 19:08

Den Mark, Vancouver

I'd prefer that the o.p. had BC in its title, because there IS another Vancouver, tho i'm sure that BC could not care less.

Couldn't Have Happened Here 16.Mar.2006 21:47

basalt

Is there any plausible danger that the events described in the post could have happened in VWA? Would anyone reading the post have any doubt?

Indigenous person addressing the assembled...
crowd shouting fuck the cops..
unmarked cop lounge car and video team pelted with eggs...
vulture journalist attacked by masked privacy rights enthusiasts...
paint bombs unloaded at the cop bunker...
bottle launched at adjacent court building...

Anyway, the dateline in the text cites V/Canada

Uh 17.Mar.2006 08:55

Den Mark

Uh, is there any chance that some people only read the title!!! The answer to that is obvious. Hence, my tiny comment, to which you just HAD to respond. I offered my teeny comment simply for future reference. Oh, well. There are those who would criticize a message that just said, "Hello."