Cannabis Day event marred by ar­rests

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

A Cannabis Day event in Van­cou­ver has been marred by scuf­fles with po­lice and a cou­ple of ar­rests.

By­standers say they wit­nessed of­fi­cers de­scend on the gath­er­ing of about 100 peo­ple out­side the Van­cou­ver Art Gallery around noon be­fore lead­ing at least one man away in hand­cuffs.

An­gry crowds fol­lowed the of­fi­cers around the street cor­ner where the man was loaded into a po­lice van.

Van­cou­ver po­lice re­leased a state­ment say­ing the man was overtly selling mar­i­juana to young peo­ple and that he failed to stop af­ter re­peated warn­ings.

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