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Defending the DTES

Residents of Vancouver's down town east side (DTES) took to the streets today, April 17, 2012, to protest Sequel 138, a municipal development permit for the 100 block of east Hastings. The largely low-income community previously held a open meeting to which they had invited city councillors and the mayor but were stood up. Following the short street rally DTES residents boarded a school bus and were driven to Vancouver City Hall where they non-violently disrupted the council meeting and demanded to be heard.

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