Anti-capitalist demonstrators breach police line in British Columbia

Two gatherings organized as part of a coming commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 were disrupted in British Columbia this weekend. In Squamish, some 1,000 people were anticipating an official…

Anti-capitalist demonstrators breach police line in British Columbia

Two gatherings organized as part of a coming commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 were disrupted in British Columbia this weekend.

In Squamish, some 1,000 people were anticipating an official welcome that was planned for early this afternoon, according to the CBC.

According to the CBC report, a silver-bearded men stormed a local screening of “Brave,” set to take place at a local movie theater, and said that he was “privileging his own religion.” The man was not identified in the report.

The suspect then allegedly proceeded to call police, according to the CBC report. Squamish RCMP told the CBC the suspect was stopped, arrested and charged with a criminal offence.

Earlier in the day, an event at the Headwaters Site on the Hope Lands was disrupted when indigenous activists shouted “Aboriginal lives matter” at those gathered for a pre-school gathering, according to The Times Colonist.

The Victoria Times Colonist reported that three representatives of the Squamish Nation also disrupted a gathering earlier Sunday morning of politicians, seniors and families to talk about the War of 1812 and the future of Canada’s Pacific Coast.

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