Many arrests as Vancouver police enforce injunction against homeless camp

VANCOUVER — Police have made dozens of arrests after they say 46 people refused to obey a court injunction and leave a tent encampment on Vancouver’s waterfront.

An email from police says the arrests happened late Tuesday afternoon as demonstrators sat on the ground and refused to leave the site near CRAB Park on federal land operated by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

Police say the 46 were taken into custody for civil contempt of court, and one person was arrested for mischief and released without charges earlier in the day.

They were among more than 100 people who had been living at the site since last month’s closure of a much larger tent camp at nearby Oppenheimer Park.

Police said 60 residents left the port authority property as officers acted on the injunction issued last week.


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