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Police break up homophobic protest in West End

Summary

The protest involved five to six people protesting the LGBTQ2+ community at the corner of Davie and Thurlow streets

Vancouver police responded and the crowd dispersed peacefully

No arrests have been made

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A handful of protesters waving signs with homophobic messages Thursday in Vancouver’s West End ended up surrounded by a group of people upset with their message.

The protest involved five to six people protesting the LGBTQ2+ community at the corner of Davie and Thurlow streets around 7 p.m.

Vancouver police responded and the crowd dispersed peacefully, said Const. Tania Visintin said.

“I don’t have details, I just know the sign was of homophobic nature,” she added.

“It was a group of five to six people in the West End and they were protesting anti-gay sentiments. Police arrived on scene and made public safety our top priority.”

No arrests have been made.