I have referred to Victoria’s courthouse Tent City as an “Occupation” and as an “Insurrection”. Next you were warned that Mayor Helps had started something she could not control. Additionally, I stated that the only way this standoff ends is with police action. Now Tent City is threatening violence against those who oppose it.
One must hope that the person who posted the following thought it funny. Here is what led to this. First tent city residents stated that they would NOT leave willingly. Next, Mayor Lisa Helps’ publicly promoted tent city when she promised them housing. Accordingly, they suddenly assumed a greater sense of “entitlement”. Now the tent city movement has garnered enough support to prove to them that they have a just cause. Therefore, they are threatening to add tent cities to the legislature lawn, and as well, to other provincial properties.
Here is proof of my foresight and the seriousness of my warnings of violence.
Tent City Shall Overcome
We are victorious.
We are strong.
The Legislature grounds are next.
We are increasing in number.
We will take back the land downtown that was stole by the white man.
Does this threat of violence, with its domestic terrorism slant, merit RCMP or VicPD* action yet? What threats must we tolerate? The only way this occupation ends is with police intervention.
* VicPd has no jurisdiction in this courthouse lawn occupation. However, it has been forced to deal with the many problems flowing from it. And although I don’t fully understand the protocol or legality of its relationship with the province, I wonder if there exists a way in which VicPd might be deputized specifically to assist in the matters of the tenters.
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