Vancouver plaza flooded with protesters and counter-protesters on Saturday (PHOTOS)

Mar 19 2022, 10:38 pm

If you heard a commotion downtown on Saturday afternoon, it was probably the protesters at Jack Poole Plaza.

Vancouver Police said they had to shut down several roads in the area near Coal Harbour because of the congestion.

Protestors took over the plaza on March 19, with convoy supporters on one side and counter-protestors on the other.

“There were people protesting for freedom and then people counter-protesting the freedom protesters,” the VPD said in an email to Daily Hive Vancouver.

There were around 1,500 people by 3 pm.

Mask mandates have already been lifted in the province, but these protests might keep happening until all laws related to COVID-19 are dropped.

Recently, BC Premier John Horgan told convoy protestors to “give their head a shake,” which also agitated some people who support them.

Counter-protestors spotted Canadian conspiracy theorist Chris Sky at Jack Poole Plaza with a camera crew.

The Community Over Convoys group, which organizes against “Freedom Convoy” supporters in Vancouver, tweeted they were “kicked out” of the space by VPD after being told they needed a permit.

They also tweeted about several arguments between the two groups, with convoy supporters allegedly getting confrontational and following them even after VPD told them to leave.

Daily Hive Vancouver reached out to Community Over Convoys for comment and will update this story.

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