Eight people were arrested after two protests in downtown Vancouver on Wednesday.
According to VPD Const. Tania Visintin, the individuals were between 22 and 38 years old, and were arrested for mischief and obstruction, after “hours” of attempted negotiation.
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“Two groups of protesters chained off the main entrances and exits at both 250 Howe Street and 999 West Hastings Street,” she said. “For several hours, officers and building managers asked them to leave as this was creating a serious safety hazard.”
Following their arrests, Visintin said it is expected they will be released from custody today, pending a later court date.