In our last story about the Vancouver’s May Day celebrations we covered the violence that occurred when a group of thugs got into a clash with the police on Commercial Drive. The mayhem started when the thugs opened their “dance party” on the street, Vancouver Police told the crowd to stay off of the street but they ignored and began swarming around the cops.
Standing in front of the police line was a character well-known to readers of this website, Dan Wallace who openly called for people to use violence against the police at the 2014 May Day march. Standing behind the cops was a line of people carrying a “We Love This Coast” banner, a group led by Vancouver anarchist Shirley Samples. A video of the event showed how the cops looked visibly nervous/uncomfortable as both sides pushed their way into the police line, some (including Wallace) raising their fists and showing aggression.
New information has come available since the last story was written exposing two other actors who were involved in the May Day mayhem. Both have been covered by this website for their militant antics. The first, Harsha Walia, is Canada’s most prominent promoter of the “Black Bloc” style violence we saw at the 2010 Olympics and this year’s May Day. The other is a young man who has obviously drank too much of the former’s militant flavour of Kool-Aid- can you guess which of the two is currently sitting behind bars?