With files from Kyle Benning
A few dozen people marched the area around Surrey City Hall Monday protesting what they call theft of their belongings by RCMP and bylaw officers.
Alliance Against Displacement organizer Dave Biewert says it happens on a regular basis on the strip near 135A Street and 106 Avenue.
“Every morning at about 8:30 a.m. the RCMP and the bylaw officers roll onto the strip and make sure everybody tears down their tent, packs up their stuff and makes it movable. And if people aren’t with their belongings, or are if they are slow at it, they will take their stuff and throw it into a truck.”
Surrey Bylaw Manager Jas Rehal says officers give people ample time to take their belongings and move off of the sidewalk.
Surrey RCMP has not responded to our request for an interview.