Anonymous has just issued a promise that they will retaliate and “avenge” the death of an activist wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, who was shot by police outside a Dawson Creek restaurant.
Now, British Columbia’s law enforcement watchdog is saying that the man who had police called on him was not the same person who police showed up and opened fire on. The victim, was apparently just shot for wearing the well-known “Anonymous” mask, from the movie “V For Vendetta.”
We verified, verified, verified. At two o’clock I was the same guy, at three o’clock I was told the same guy, then I land in Dawson Creek and I’m told ‘different guy,'” Kellie Kilpatrick, the executive director of public accountability at the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) said during a press conference Friday.
Both the IIO as well as the Canadian RCMP have roughly the same details. They both say the shooting took place “outside a public information session on the Site C dam,” according to Alaska Highway News.
They both agree that the victim was “believed to be connected” to the minor disturbance that had taken place inside, but the IIO that he had anything to do with the incident whatsoever.
Alaska Highway News reports that “the man who reportedly flipped tables and destroyed maps at the BC Hydro event is alive, while another is dead.”
Now, Anonymous is responding, saying that they will “avenge” this young man’s death.
“Since the beginning of the of the IIO, we’ve not a case that has quite as many moving parts as this one,” Kilpatrick said.
“The RCMP as well as the IIO spent close to four hours last night confirming what we thought was the most relevant, most information. To come speak to you now almost 24 hours later, and provide a significant change in the information is not something we typically find ourselves dealing with,” she added. “That’s a fairly substantive clarification that needed to be made.”
Alaska Highway News reports that an “open house about construction of the controversial $8.8-billion Site C dam was taking place in banquet facilities of the restaurant that evening.”
Inside, attendees say that “a man flipped tables and tore display boards illustrating the dam from their stands before being escorted out of the room.”
Kilpatrick said that the protestor who was inside, “never did come into contact with police.”
“That’s something our investigators have been following up on today. I don’t have the answer to that,” Kilpatrick added.
“What an officer carries on his toolbelt varies depending on officer location, detachment and the type of work they are doing.”
What they know for sure, so far, Kilpatrick said, “police came in response to the disturbance and found themselves in contact with this other .”
The IIO asks that “In this day of social media, we aware that there is a lot of information circulating out there. We’re very interested in speaking with anyone who has information about what they saw or what they heard here last evening.”
Watch the and announcement from Anonymous in the video below…