ANOTHER PROTESTER FOUND DEAD IN TENT… Occupy Vancouver Protester Dies of Drug Overdose
Another protester found dead–
Police say one person died at the tent city on Saturday. (The Province)
A woman at the Occupy Vancouver camp died Saturday after being discovered in an “unresponsive” condition, police say. A Canadian protest organizer said it appeared to be due to a drug overdose.
The cause of death has not been determined but there is no evidence to indicate foul play, police said.
The woman in her 20s was found in a tent by another protester. Paramedics took her to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, Vancouver police said in a statement.
Lauren Gill, an organizer at the camp, said the woman apparently died of a drug overdose.
She said the death highlights the need for more addiction services because drugs are such a big issue in the city.
Gill, who is running as an independent in this month’s city elections, said that as an outreach worker in mental health and addiction services, she has seen far too many overdose deaths.
On Saturday, tensions seem to be growing at the site, where one television camera operator was knocked to the ground and some protesters began hassling reporters.
On Monday a protester was found dead in his tent at Occupy Oklahoma City. Organizers referred to the man as “Street Poet,” a homeless man. The camp organizers provided him with food, clothing and shelter at the camp where he died.