flipping over tables and interrupting a corporate presentation, you get shot. UPDATE: No, the person who actually disrupted the presentation was not shot. The police were called to deal with him but reportedly shot a completely different man in a Guy Fawkes mask.
Thursday night electical utility behemoth BC Hydro hosted an “open house” in Dawson Creek. The presentation was met with a protest from those who oppose the environmental consequences of BC Hydro’s plans for the area. One man flipped over tables and ripped posters down.
Some time after that, a man in a Guy Fawkes mask carrying a knife caused a disturbance at the local restaurant where the event took place. Police, who’d been called out to deal with the rowdy protester earlier, shot him on the scene.
“We verified, verified, verified. At two o’clock I was told the same guy, at three o’clock I was told the same guy, then I land in Dawson Creek and I’m told ‘different guy,'” said Kellie Kilpatrick, executive director of public accountability with the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) at a media conference at 7 p.m. Friday.
This is only the second recorded in-mask death of an Anon. The first occurred almost exactly a year ago, when IDF forces shot and killed 22-year-old University student and #OpIsrael participant Al-Tayyeb Mohamed Abu Shehadeh on July 25, 2014.
No specific details of the Dawson Creek Anon are available at this time, but won’t be long in coming. The North is close-knit. Investigators are on the scene from Vancouver.
This video of the shooting comes from Cory Pfeipher on Facebook, and it is graphic.
“The cops just fucking shot this guy. He’s fucking dead. There’s blood everywhere. This is fucked up.”
This Anon tweeted about the event, and has not tweeted since:
Dawson Creek RCMP await the arrival of IIO investigators outside the Fixx Urban Grill restaurant, where a man was shot dead by police Thursday night outside a Site C open house. Police held the scene while members of the independent police investigations office flew in from Vancouver.
RCMP shot and killed a masked man outside a restaurant in Dawson Creek last night.
Investigators from the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) boarded a flight from Vancouver this morning to Fort St. John and were expected to be in Dawson Creek around 11 a.m.
The shooting took place outside the Fixx Urban Grill restaurant at the Stonebridge Hotel on Highway 2 near the outskirts of the city. RCMP were called to the restaurant around 6:30 p.m. last night to reports of a man disrupting and damaging property at a BC Hydro open house on the Site C dam project.
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