Vancouver Police say it’s investigating after a motorist drove into an intersection during an active protest and protesters allegedly attempted to open a vehicle door.
A small group of people, according to posts on social media, had gathered at Venables Street and Clarke Drive Friday (Nov. 3) in East Vancouver as part of a pro-Palestine rally, calling for a ceasefire. It shut down the intersection to vehicle traffic.
Vancouver Police say officers quickly went to the scene to divert traffic just before 10:30 a.m.
During the protest, police say it’s alleged that a driver entered the intersection and “was briefly surrounded by protesters before continuing through the intersection and driving away.”
Police say they are investigating reports that protesters “attempted to open a door on the car while the driver was inside.”
The driver has been located and officers are investigating the incident, Vancouver Police say.