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It appears opponents of gentrification in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside have targeted another business.
Mark Brand, the owner of Save On Meats on Hastings Street has posted a photo online showing a man hiding his face and posing with the shop's sandwich board.
He says in an accompanying post: “These anarchists stole our sign. Yes I'm serious. They won't stop until the capitalists leave the neighbourhood.”
He claims they are trying to shut his shop down, and seeks help to try and find the sign.
Brand has taken criticism for a program he launched recently that allows patrons to purchase sandwich tokens, intended to be given to the homeless. Opponents claim this fuels the view that homeless people can’t be trusted with how to spend their money.
The apparent sign theft follows a possibly similar group taking credit for smashing the windows of a Commercial Drive pizzeria.
And earlier this month, protesters targeted the new high-end Pidgin Restaurant on Carrall Street.