HEADLINES

Photos: The Faces Of Victoria’s Tent City Occupants

By Alistair Reign, May 28, 2016. Alistair Reign News Blog.

On February 18, 2016, “Just after 3:30 this morning, we attended tent city for a report of a serious assault. One man is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It’s early in the investigation and we continue to investigate what happened,” said Victoria Police spokesperson Cst. Matt Rutherford. This is the third stabbing in tent city. In December, a man was injured in a knife attack. Police later caught the suspect. And in January, a man was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

On February 18, 2016,Just after 3:30 this morning, we attended tent city for a report of a serious assault. One man is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It’s early in the investigation and we continue to investigate what happened,” said Victoria Police spokesperson Cst. Matt Rutherford.

At that time, it was the third stabbing in tent city. In December, a man was injured in a knife attack. Police later caught the suspect. And in January, a man was taken to hospital with minor injuries. A couple days ago an apartment manager was attacked and mugged. [01]

Victoria's tent city 2016. (Photo: CBC News).

Victoria’s tent city 2016. (Photo: CBC News).

Victoria police say an officer was injured Tuesday during an arrest at the city’s homeless camp.

VicPD says two officers assigned to keep order around the tent city attempted to arrest a woman on an outstanding warrant. The woman fled, officers chased her on foot, and the woman allegedly assaulted an officer during the arrest. [02]

But people who live here say it’s generally pretty peaceful,” reports local station CHEK News.

I am not sure what some people constitute as “peaceful” but tent city is anything BUT Peaceful.

Tent city squatter threatens those who disapprove. (Photo: Breaking the Code).

Squatter threatens those who disapprove. (Photo: Breaking the Code).

Many people are pointing a finger of shame at Victorians for wanting tent city taken down. I set out to visit tent city today, to look for families or single mothers with children. The Ministry of Housing and Social Services has been told there are approximately eight children living in the camp, but when workers have visited the camp in search of kids, they were unable to locate a single child on the premises.

Unfortunately, my plan was waylaid by concern for my safety. It was not safe for me to go into tent city today, because the other day two news reporters had been attacked and injured by a squatter. Their assault was recorded on film.

Instead, I scoured the internet for blogs and news sites, and gathered a variety of images that will speak for themselves – the gritty reality of tent city. Although, I could not find a single picture of children living inside the camp.

Photos show the progression of the squatters taking over what was once a grassy, public park with benches, enjoyed by local residents and people working in the area. That park I used to sit and eat my lunch on sunny days is gone – the property has been occupied by people from across Canada, and as far away as Europe to join, what I call the “Occupy Victoria” movement.

5-Tent-City-Court-Day-2chek newsTent-City.view of walk way.jpg after more time passed
vka-tentcity-635-jpg

Apparently the squatters are making a sit-in to protest homelessness. 

A view of the Christ Cathedral Church overlooking tent city before the block party at the camp in Victoria, B.C., Thursday, February 25, 2016. Supporters came over from Vancouver and Abbotsford during the planned soft eviction day to lend their support. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

A view of the Christ Cathedral Church overlooking tent city before the block party at the camp in Victoria, B.C., Thursday, February 25, 2016. Supporters came over from Vancouver and Abbotsford during the planned soft eviction day to lend their support. (Credit: CP/Chad Hipolito).

men sitting out side a tent

The first arrivals set up camp last fall, back when there was still a lawn.

5-Homeless-Vet-Folo tent-city-eviction_for sale national post TentCity_cfax news
tent wacko infotel
tent-City-Future-victoria
victoria-tent-city fire hazard
tent city get together

🔝

Click Picture for a Popular Article

  • Two homeless brothers try to survive on the streets of India.
  • The remnants of a US drone strike on August 29, 2012 in Khashamir, Yemen. The strike killed three alleged members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a policeman, and a cleric who preached against the armed group.
  • Yemen is the poorest country in the Arabian peninsula, with more than 40 percent of people living below the poverty line Reuters
  • Fatik Abdullah al-Rodaini, a Yemeni Journalist and humanitarian worker
  • Mona Relief Delivering Lifesaving Food, clothing, blankets and medicine to villages dying under the siege of Saudi War on Yemen. (Photo: Mona Relief) alistairreignblog.com
  • The May 18-21 festival appeared to be a Saudi charm offensive aimed at federal policy makers as the Trudeau government fields questions about its decision to grant export permits for the armoured vehicles to a country that U.S. watchdog Freedom House regularly ranks among “the worst of the worst” on human rights. The Saudi embassy blamed “logistical reasons” for its last-minute change of plans when contacted Monday and a spokesperson said the country’s decision was not motivated by fear of protesters. Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion’s office had already said he would not be attending the “Saudi Cultural Days in Canada.” The embassy was adamant the event “had nothing to do” with the $15-billion arms deal and said it had been planned for years. Canada’s Department of Global Affairs, however, said it was notified of the “Cultural Days” on Jan. 14. That date was nearly two weeks after mass executions in Saudi Arabia drew public condemnation from the Trudeau government.
  • Yemen woman in bright scarf and hat, "War humiliated my daughter." Aunt Khemissa argument.
  • Refugee-girl-cries-as-her-Central-American-shanty-town-is-destroyed-0714-by-Spencer-Platt
  • Documentary: Part One - A Year In Space With Scott Kelly
  • Donald Trump Jumps The Shark
  • A U.S. Marine Corps recruit with Company F, 2d Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, provides security aboard Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 25, 2016. The recruit simulated providing security while the rest of the recruits carried ammo cans to their fighting holes to simulate combat preparation. (Photo: U.S. Marine Corps by Lance Cpl. Erick J. ClarosVillalta).
  • The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is amongst 17 organizations and two individuals that sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry today (January 5, 2016) urging him to press Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to halt the execution of Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr and several other demonstrators from the country’s marginalized Eastern Province. On October 24 2015, the Saudi Supreme Court ratified the death sentence issued to Sheikh Nimr in October 2014. Since September, the Saudi criminal justice system has also ratified the death sentences of Ali al-Nimr, Dawood al-Marhoon, and Abdullah al-Zaher, three men arrested as minors in 2012 for their protest activity.
  • Russia's Foreign Minister Lavrov listens to U.S. Secretary of State Kerry during a press conference at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York

Click Picture for a Popular Cartoon

  • Nicki 'Minnie' Minaj
  • The moment Bruce Jenner realized he was a woman
  • The Donalds invade Washington Caption This photo winner 1The Donalds invade Washington Caption This photo winner 1
  • Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled files stolen from Iran,
  • Donald Trump kissing his daughter
  • When cartoons turn into people
  • In episode two he addresses the assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the humanitarian catastrophe in the impoverished Republic of Yemen. Minhaj warns America to reconsider their attitude toward Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.
  • Satire: USA Denies Whites Can Be Terrorist
  • Victoria's 'Homeless' Drug Addicts
  • Donald Trump will save the day
  • Putin Pumpkin Head
  • What Donald Would Do!

Start a Conversation or Write a Caption This joke.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.