A group of protesters are currently blocking traffic at the intersection of Main and Hastings Street in Vancouver.
According to a tweet from VPD Deputy Chief Howard Chow, police are on scene after receiving reports of “cars being struck and confrontations with motorists.”
A group taking Main & Hastings. Reports of cars being struck and confrontations with motorists. While dealing with this protest 2 other calls come in, same time & area: man with an axe and a man holding a knife to the throat of another. #anotherbusynight #NuffAlready #StayHome pic.twitter.com/frIjZ0MKF0
— Howard Chow (@DeputyChow) April 22, 2020
Chow went on to add that while dealing with this incident, officers received two other calls regarding a “man with an axe and a man holding a knife to the throat of another” in the same area.
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It is not clear what group the protesters are representing, but in the photo posted by Chow, some of the individuals can be seen holding a yellow sign that appears to read “Reconciliation is Dead.”
Daily Hive has reached out to VPD for more information.
More to come…