Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 5:05 PM ET

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National Audio 5:05 PM ET

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NAT089 - (Pride-Police-Vancouver) VANCOUVER. x-15s. The organizers of Vancouver's Pride Parade are trying to find common ground between city police and those who want uniformed officers barred from taking part in the annual event. Vancouver Pride Society spokesman Kieran Burgess says organizers have met with representatives of a local chapter of Black Lives Matter to address concerns the anti-racism group has about the presence of officers making some minority communities feel unsafe. ("..that is realized.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Last summer, Black Lives Matter Vancouver penned an open letter asking police to voluntarily withdraw from the parade. This year the group launched a petition calling for an absolute ban on police involvement. …

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