I just received this email report from Dimitri Soudas, the Prime Minister’s spokesman, today in Vancouver,
Veterans, seniors and young children are currently being prevented from exiting or entering the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver because of the libby davies “welcoming committee” has taped all exits shut. This is a lack of respect for seniors, veterans canadians of chinese origin and the young kids inside the building. The situation has created a security risk for all the people currently in the building. Some doors have been chained or taped shut while people were preparing for a Chinese New Year rehearsal.
Here is Libby Davies’ tweet about the situation:
With “welcoming committe” as Harper arrives in DES. He should be in parl. Insite saves lives – crazy to appeal court decisions #fb
Insite is the program in Vancouver that is a “safe” place (as the website claims) where junkies can inject drugs. It has been an ideological flashpoint between those on the left and conservatives quite some time now.
Here are some photos from the protest in which Libby Davies and her friends are confining people, according to my source:
Davies tweeted again,
It was a peaceful protest in support of Insite (I didn’t organize). Didn’t see chains on doors. Police moved in and out freely @kady#fb
The Prime Minister’s office is claiming that the protesters put the chains on the doors that you can see above in the second and third photos.