‘No major incidents’ at Vancouver’s 4/20 event, claim authorities

Vancouver Police and BC Emergency Health Services were exhaling Sunday after tending to the city’s controversial 4/20 event at Sunset Beach and reporting “no major incidents.”

According to a news release issued by the VPD, police “were kept busy managing the crowd throughout the event.” The unsanctioned protest and festival ultimately was packed with 60,000 people and about 400 vendor tents.

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VPD officers assisted BC Emergency Health Services with more than 14 medical emergencies. Traffic enforcement officers issued more than thirty tickets and investigated three people for impaired driving.

“Today was a good example of remarkable teamwork between the Vancouver Police, fellow first responders, the Vancouver Park Board, and the City of Vancouver, allowing for a safe environment during a large scale event,” says Sergeant Jason Robillard, Vancouver Police Department.

The weather co-operated as well: The “only cloud in the sky showed up at 4:20 p.m.,” tweeted 420 Vancouver (wink wink).

Southern Californian hip hop group Cypress Hill, who headlined this 25th iteration of the Vancouver 4/20 event, also took note of the crowd-created cloud:

When it comes to the post-event situation at Sunset Beach, organizers are touting a successful pack-out: “Not a spot of garbage on the field at #SunsetBeach in #Vancouver thanks to #420Vancouver clean-up crews that worked all night!”

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