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Intense Clash With Police at Cannabis Day in Vancouver

Cannabis day in Vancouver has been a tradition for 20 years however this the the police had other plans. Dan Dicks of a press For Truth documents the madness.

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Vancouver Cannabis Day War

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Cannabis Day ClashesIt’s Time To End Prohibition!

Canada Day aka cannabis day kicked off with a bang this year as police clashed with cannabis activists. The protesters held strong and the day carried out without further incident. Dan dicks of Press For Truth was on the scene to document the events.

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4:20pm Cannabis Day 2015 at the Vancouver Art Gallery

POT TV – Crowds are gathering now for the 20th Annual Cannabis Day protest at the at Vancouver Art Gallery – and activists and city officials have already gone toe-to-toe in a standoff.

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20th Annual Cannabis Day protest at the at Vancouver Art Gallery

Cannabis Day cops attack protesters

Cannabis Day Vancouver 2015- VPD decides to antagonize and incite violence on peaceful protesters exercising their right to peaceful assembly. un-edited, uncut.

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Cannabis Day warriors arrested during protest at Vancouver Art Gallery

Protesters face off against police at Cannabis Day rally. Warning: Video contains strong language.

July 1 is not just Canada Day, it’s also Cannabis Day in downtown Vancouver and it started off with a confrontation between police, city workers and marijuana protesters.

Police say they made two arrests at the annual smoke-in at the Vancouver Art Gallery, which went ahead despite the efforts by the City of Vancouver to shut down the event. Due to ongoing construction around the VAG, this year’s event is being held at a smaller space on the south side of the building.

Cannabis Day organizers handed out marijuana to participants as they started a day-long smoke-in complete with speeches and vendors, amid a large police presence. Global News witnessed two attendees being arrested by police following a heated confrontation between the protesters and VPD.

“We’re here as the Marijuana Party of Canada, this is an election year,” said one Cannabis Day attendee.

“We have every right to set up a table and a tent to inform the public of what our beliefs are…. they don’t want us to set up tables and tents for some arbitrary reason done by City Hall… [there’s] no reason other than to attack our community.”
VPD Cst. Brian Montague said in a statement that officers observed a man “overtly selling marijuana, including to young people.” Montague says officers asked him to stop, but the man said he intended to openly sell to anyone despite police requests and warnings.‎

The man was arrested and police say they “were required to pepper spray at least one person to complete the arrest.”

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VPD arrest two men at Cannabis Day rally

Cannabis Day goes ahead Grace Ke reports

Cannabis Day has taken place peacefully in downtown Vancouver for the past 20 years.

Despite some opposition to the event being held on Canada Day, which is largely seen as a family holiday, organizers say it’s held on July 1 for a reason.

“The laws against cannabis are very destructive and they fly right in the face of what it means to be a Canadian and what it means to be in a free country. If you’re not free to grow a plant and use a plant for arthritis pain or to feel good or whatever you want, you’re not free.”

Longtime organizer and marijuana activist Jodie Emery says this is the first year the event has experienced any confrontation with police.

Despite this year’s challenges, organizers vow the event will continue as usual.

~ with files from Grace Ke and Canadian Press

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Vancouver pot activists police clash at Cannabis Day rally

Four people were arrested as the so-called protest stretched into a long, hot day full of pro-pot propaganda on the concrete steps of the art gallery.

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Chaotic Vancouver Cannabis Day Police Pepper Spray Protesters

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Police clash with Marijuana protesters during Cannabis Day

Neil Magnuson minutes before his arrest

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Aggressive Police Takedown of Marijuana Protesters at Cannabis Day 2015 in Vancouver

POT TV –  Up close video of police making a violent arrest of marijuana activists at the Cannabis Day 2015 protest in Vancouver.

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