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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

News: Protesters Light Fire In Street


Vancouver police say no arrests were made after a May Day protest on Commercial Drive turned violent last night, unlike in other cities such as Montreal and Seattle, where hundreds of people could face charges.
Around 10 p.m., Vancouver police sent in the riot squad to deal with about 60 May Day protesters who had started a fire in the area of Commercial Drive and Charles Street.
Police stepped in after the protesters refused to comply with repeated requests to disperse, said Vancouver police Const. Lindsey Houghton.
"The protesters eventually left and the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service moved in to extinguish the burning pile of wood, paper and other items," said Houghton.
No injuries were reported.


Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/arrests+made+police+disperse+occupy+protestors+East+Vancouver+with+video/6550288/story.html#ixzz1tjI8KdWb

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