The web-link at bottom contains “tweets” and the vid of the killing, including Anonymous Press Release. I have abridged the article. (r.a. note)
The FreeThoughtProject By Jay Syrmopoulos Posted Sat., Eve, July 18, 2015
A man wearing an Anonymous mask was killed by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) outside of a Dawson Creek restaurant last night. Since then, the hacking collective took to Twitter vowing to avenge their fallen Anon with the launch of #OpAnonDown.
In a tweet later deleted, the hacktivist group made it be known that they would respond to the killing of their comrade.
“Like we will not fight back, like we will not avenge our fallen. #AnonLivesMatter Fucking Expect Us.”— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) July 18, 2015
The man killed by police was initially misidentified by police investigators as being related to a disturbance call inside of a public hearing, but police later admitted that these incidents were in no way related to one another.
This initial misinformation has led to accusations from Anonymous that police are in the initial phases of a cover up.
In a video appearing on Facebook, two officers are seen standing over a man with their guns drawn as the man lay on the ground, wearing a Guy Fawkes mask and a grey hoodie.
The mask is a symbol often synonymous with an affiliation with the global hacktivist group know as Anonymous. The hacker collective quickly let it be known that they would not take the killing of one of their lightly.
Police claim the man refused to drop a pocket knife. In the video, the officer appears to kick something away from the man’s body, although no object can be readily seen. In typical police fashion, officers can be seen handcuffing the victims body as he lay in a pool of blood.
According to a report by The Province:
Kellie Kilpatrick, spokeswoman for the police watchdog, the Independent Investigations Office, issued a clarification Friday night, saying that two men, not one as was initially reported, were involved in the incident that happened as a public hearing for the contentious Site C dam was taking place.
“Police arrive at the location and they come into contact with a second individual who is unrelated to the original complaint,” she said. “He is aggressive. He does not follow police commands and he is shot. He is transported to hospital but he does not survive.”
When asked by a reporter from The Province how this misidentification happened, Kilpatrick stated, “At this point I don’t have that information.”
She refused to name the victim or the name of the officers involved in the killing.
The largest Anonymous account on Twitter responded to news of the shooting with a series of ominous messages and the announcement of a #OpAnonDown.