Burnaby

Burnaby counter-protesters confront yellow vests at city hall

National Citizens Alliance founder Stephen J Garvey faces off with Burnaby’s Alan Dutton, who leads the Canadian Anti-Racism Education and Research Society, on Saturday at Burnaby city hall. Photo: Jennifer Gauthier

Chants of “no one is illegal” were heard on the grounds outside Burnaby city hall on Saturday as a counter-protest was held to disrupt a rally organized by Canada’s yellow vest movement.

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It is with great sadness that I report the yellow vests are not only coming to Burnaby on Saturday, but they are running a candidate in Burnaby South.

The National Citizens Alliance sent out a news release this morning that said a rally will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Burnaby City Hall. I reached out to the city to see if this group is actually allowed on city hall grounds for a political rally and they are. The city actually has a policy on this and have reminded the group to follow the guidelines, in case anyone was wondering.