Reactions to death at #OccupyVancouver
"Woman confirmed dead due to alleged OD at #OccupyVancouver. Thoughts & Prayers with the family. Time to shut this gong show down" wrote @VancityBuzz.
"Mayor announces the shuttering of #occupyvancouver. A week late but better than never," @DorionBanks said.
Some, however, questioned the logic of shutting down the protest site due to health concerns, suggesting it was a double standard.
"My big wonder tonight is why an OD should be enough to shut #occupyvancouver. Overdose deaths happen blocks away & most pay no attention" Vancouver Sun reporter Jeff Lee (@SunCivicLee) tweeted.
"Occupy Vancouver must be shutdown because too dangerous, says mayor. Hotels not held to same standard" @EricJaffa said.
Nearly 80 per cent of respondents in a recent CBC poll agreed that Occupy camps should be allowed to stay. However, since today's death, Mayor Gregor Robertson has instructed staff to look into ways to remove the site.