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.
The annual smoke-in at the Vancouver Art Gallery went ahead despite the efforts by the City of Vancouver to shut down the event. But due to ongoing construction around the VAG, this year’s event is being held at a smaller space on the southside 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.
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