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Vancouver police have charged two men and a young man in a swarm that injured three officers, one of whom was hospitalized, at English Bay last summer.

Anthony King, 26, Chas Verrier, 21, and the minor have been charged with assaulting a police officer and obstructing a police officer for their alleged role in the high-profile fight in June.

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“Thanks to tips from the public, we were able to identify these alleged agitators and arrest them,” Art said. Tania Visintin in a Thursday press release.

“We presented the evidence to the BC Prosecution Service, which this week approved charges of crime.”

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Vancouver Police say officers are increasingly being subjected to violence

Vancouver Police say officers are increasingly being subjected to violence – June 21, 2021

Around 7pm on June 18, beach patrol officers were called in to investigate a major fight and possible assault involving 10 people, the statement said.

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They arrested and handcuffed a man as they tried to disperse the situation.

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This man caused unrest and refused to leave, leading to about a dozen others surrounding the officers in an “extremely unstable” situation.

In the end, three officers were injured, according to Vancouver police.

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