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Vancouver police clear crowds at English Bay on Saturday

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There was heavy police presence at Vancouver’s English Bay on Saturday for the second night in a row.

Despite current COVID-19 restrictions, the warm weather brought out large crowds of people, especially around sunset.

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Video of the party shows a DJ performing and people dancing in front of the public washrooms.

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Police had shut down a portion of Beach Avenue to car traffic.

At least one person was arrested.

On Friday, police called in support from the RCMP’s Air 1 helicopter to light up the beach and encourage crowds to head home.

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