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One-man protest leads to altercation

Woman driver picks fight with flag-stomping man at busy intersection

A bizarre one-man protest at one of Richmond's busiest intersections led to two people being warned by police.

Richmond RCMP received a called around 7: 30 p.m. Sunday evening amid reports of a man apparently protesting against communism at the corner of No. 3 Road and Westminster Highway.

According to police, the man was jumping around and stomping on flags, although what country the flags belonged to was not known.

Before police arrived, however, a female driver approached the man in her vehicle and honked her horn, reportedly disapproving of his antics.

Some obscenities were exchanged between the pair, which led to the woman getting out of her car to confront the "protester."

Police said some pushing occurred, which then led to the man lying down in front of the woman's car and refusing to move.

When police arrived, both parties involved were warned about their behavior and left on their own accord; neither party wished to pursue charges. No one was injured during this incident.

"We'd like to take this opportunity to remind the public not to take matters into their own hands and to call police for assistance," said Richmond RCMP's Cpl. Sherrdean Turley.

acampbell@richmond-news.com

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