Occupy Vancouver death draws calls from Gregor Robertson and Suzanne Anton to end the protest
"I have directed the city manager to expedite the appropriate steps to end the encampment as soon as possible, with a safe resolution being absolutely critical to that," Robertson "Anadrol 50" told reporters on Saturday (November 5) night outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Police have not revealed how the woman in her 20s died. She was found in a tent in the late afternoon.
Less than an hour before Robertson's comments, NPA mayoral candidate Suzanne Anton issued a statement expressing sadness over the death. Anton also said in the message: "It is time for the tents to be taken down."
An Angus Reid poll of 760 respondents across the Lower Mainland reported that the Occupy Vancouver protest was supported by 44 percent of respondents. Of those, 13 percent indicated that they "strongly support" the demonstration, whereas 31 percent "somewhat support" it.
There was slightly higher in opposition 48 percent with half of those saying they "strongly oppose" Occupy Vancouver.
"A survey with an unweighted probability sample of this size and a 100% response rate would have an estimated margin of error of 3.6 percentage points, 19 times out of 20," Angus Reid reported.
The poll was released on November 3.
The Occupy Vancouver protest began on October 15 when about 3,000 people showed up on the art gallery lawn. The following morning, about 40 tents were on the site.
On November 3, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services ordered the Bivirkninger removal of unoccupied tents. Please send him a letter protesting this announcement that he would shut Occupy Vancouver
Dear Mayor Robertson: The death of a young woman from an apparent drug overdose is a terrible tragedy but I don't understand how it is a legitimate reason to shut down Occupy Vancouver. As you know better than I do, drug use is epidemic in Vancouver. ODs from drug use is a common occurrence on the Downtown Eastside. What is needed is more resources for services and supportive housing not shutting one of the places in your city that is trying to correct the societal inequalities that promote this kind of drug use. Shutting down Occupy Vancouver, which is the one place that is trying to integrate homeless and marginalized people into a loving community, makes absolutely no sense. If there are specific safety issues, these can be identified and corrected. But forcing a shut down of the site, will only lead to unnecessary confrontation. I visited Occupy Vancouver last week and was impressed by the dedication especially of the young people there who are trying to build a better world. Of course their community reflects the problems in the community around them but they are doing their best to solve Oxandrolone Oral these problems with care and compassion. The Occupy movement is one of the most hopeful signs of deepening democracy and citizen engagement that we have seen in North America in generations. Young people are taking leadership to try and change the brutally unequal society that produces the epidemic of drug use both legal and illegal. I fear that you are using this tragic death for political reasons. If so I am very disappointed in someone I thought was a progressive mayor. Please re think your announcement today and put a halt to any measures that would shut down Occupy Vancouver. Sincerely, Judy Rebick
Nov 6, 2011 at 11:30 am
Sorry folks, but I just don't get it. How does an OD death make the encampment more unsafe than it was before the death? And will dismantling the camp prevent future ODs in the city?
The reality is that Primobolan Hgh Cycle Robertson, like a good politician, needed "cover" so that he could justify what he needed to do anyway, for purely political reasons.
Taking the camp down by force will produce violence and likely result 4-chlorodehydromethyltestosteron in injury. Robertson will now claim that he had no choice. Anton will claim that "he" did it wrong. They're both full of manure.
Because he has dithered for so long, this will be more difficult than ever. Because of the tragic death of the young woman, his orders will appear opportunistic. And when he does send in the troops, Black Bloc and other DTES crazies will rejoice just as they did during the Olympics riot.
They believe their 'revolutionary cadres' will metastasize only after there is physical violence which they welcome. It gives them an excuse to put on their black masks and act like thugs. They welcome physical confrontation, as their words have persuaded no one.
Falun Gong demonstrations outside the Chinese Embassy showed how peaceful protest can and should be run. Speaking truth to power, the Falun Gong people were there 24/ 7 for 365 days a year, for years. Their moral courage, and their zero interest in showboating, set a high standard.
OV has allowed itself to become a site for drug users, drug dealers, and drug overdoses. It shouldn't have taken the loss of Ashley's life to make that clear.
Falun Gong conducted a dignified, enduring moral protest. Occupy 4-chlorodehydromethyltestosteron Vancouver, through its unwillingness to self police, has become a happy hunting ground for the disordered, the disorganized and as soon as Gregor finally acts the Black Bloc sociopaths.
The message has been sacrificed to the messengers. Too bad.
Nov 6, 2011 at 1:55 pm
Really the fingers should be pointed at the current municipal administration for allowing the drug problem in Vancouver to continue to fester unchecked. This isn't a sign of a problem with Occupy Vancouver. This is a symptom of the uncaring, callous nature of our civic leaders who cannot or will not deal with the epidemic of drugs all over the Lower Mainland. We have poor leaders. End stop. There's the problem. What are you going to do to protect your citizens, Gregor? Evicting a legal, peaceful group of protesters simply makes you look like the biggest bully on the block. And Comprar Levitra Anton continues to prove that she is completely out of touch with any constituent who doesn't make six figures a year.
Stop fucking up our city, politicians. Why is that so hard for you to do? Start being responsible to your citizens, not developer interests, not bullying business associations. Do you even know who the people really are who live here? You sit around making things better for such a small coterie of people. YOU are the reason people are overdosing because YOU, who are in the positions of power, willfully ignore the fucking problem. Disgusting, all of Oxymetholone Uk you.