For months now, Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver has existed as a tent city, housing about 200 vagrants.
More than 100 tents can be found here, but earlier this week, the Vancouver Board of Public Parks issued an eviction notice to the park’s squatters, ordering them to vacate the premises by 6 p.m., Aug. 21.
But when the deadline came and went, tent city and its residents remained.
And when a large police presence dropped by the park around 7 p.m., the cops weren’t there to forcibly remove the homeless, but rather, they were there to provide an escort for protesters — demonstrators who are actually IN FAVOUR of Oppenheimer Park being used as a tent city! Only in Vancouver...