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Vancouver cyclist confronts anti-masker at rally; assault charges recommended

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Police say they are recommending charges against a Vancouver man after a confrontation between a cyclist and an anti-masker on Main St. over the weekend – Mar 30, 2021

Police say they are recommending charges against a Vancouver man after a confrontation involving an anti-masker on Main Street over the weekend.

Vancouver police said a convoy of vehicles was taking part in an anti-mask rally on Saturday afternoon.

A passenger in one of the vehicles was speaking through a bullhorn addressing people on the street.

A cyclist confronted the man, police said, and struck the vehicle repeatedly with his bicycle.

Witnesses detained the cyclist and police later took him into custody.

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Video posted to social media shows a man in a vehicle using a bullhorn to tell passersby that they are “doing a great job of complying with the narrative.”

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A man then approaches the vehicle. After an angry exchange of words, he swings his bike at the vehicle multiple times, eventually breaking a side window.

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Police said they are recommending charges of mischief and assault with a weapon against a 52-year-old Vancouver man.

He is scheduled to make his first appearance in court on May 12.

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