Charge laid after Pride flag burned during annual LGBTQ celebration at UBC

By The Canadian Press
April 26, 2016 - 10:24am

VANCOUVER — A charge of mischief under $5,000 has been laid following the burning of a rainbow Pride flag at the University of British Columbia.

Court documents show Brooklyn Marie Fink was charged last Monday in connection with the Feb. 6 incident at the Point Grey campus.

Fink is slated to appear in provincial court in Richmond on Tuesday.

The flag burning sparked outrage in February, during the university’s annual OUTweek celebrating gender and sexual diversity.

University officials condemned the vandalism as an act of hate violating the school’s deeply held values of equity, inclusion and respect.

Concern for participants’ safety prompted OUTweek organizers to cancel a march just days after the burning, but other events went ahead as planned and no further violence occurred.

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