Scuffles break out at anti-trans rally in Vancouver

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06/17/2019

Tempers flared between pro- and anti-trans rights protestors in Vancouver on Saturday (15 June). Several hundred people from both sides converged outside the Vancouver Art Gallery in the early afternoon. The two sides – both chanting and carrying banners – were largely separated by a large police presence in British Columbia’s biggest city. While there were some minor scuffles between the rival groups, no major violence broke out. The anti-trans protesters were demonstrating against British Columbia’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, or SOGI 123, teaching resource. SOGI 123 is a set of education resources which aim to make schools more inclusive for LGBTI students, and combat bullying against students because of their gender identity.

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