Drug-policy advocates plan parade through downtown Vancouver as united call for “safe supply”

published on April 9, 2019 by Travis Lupick in Georgia Straight

Next Tuesday (April 16), a boisterous parade of drug users, friends, and family, will march from the Downtown Eastside to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

The demonstration will call for government action on the overdose epidemic—a health crisis that killed more than 1,500 people in B.C. last year.

The crowd will consist of parade-style floats, a dance troupe, and live music provided by the Carnival Band. More than a thousand people have RSVP’d for the event on Facebook and more are signaling their intent to attend every day…

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