A woman has been charged of mischief under $5,000 following the burning of a Pride flag at the University of British Columbia.
According to court documents, Brooklyn Marie Fink was charged on April 18, 2016, for the incident which occurred on February 6 and led to a public outrage.
The flag was hung during UBC’s OUTweek celebrations of gender and sexual diversity. The burning led to the institution increasing security and cancelling a number of events including a march for the safety of students.
Fortunately, there were no further incidents.
Shortly after, the City of Vancouver stood in solidarity of the LGBT community and raised a Pride flag at city hall. Mayor Gregor also sent out a tweet stating “hate has no place in our community.”
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