Brock Anton villification campaign erupts on Facebook after gloating about Vancouver riot
A man who reportedly bragged about punching a police officer in riot gear and being tear-gassed twice is now being slammed on several new Facebook pages.
The "Brock Anton Sucks Dick", the "Don't Allow Brock Anton in Vancouver", "Brock Anton for Darwin Award", "Spam Brock Anton", and "Don't forget Brock Anton, rioter" pages went up after news outlets reported that a man by this name wrote the following on his Facebook page:
"Maced in the face, hit with a batton, tear gassed twice, 6 broken fingers, blood everywhere...Through the jersey on a burning cop car, flipped some cars, burnt some smart cars, burnt some cop cars, im on the news ... one word ... history :) :) :)"
Anton has not replied to media requests for interviews and at this point, there's no proof that he actually exists.
There's also no evidence that Vision Vancouver spin doctors invented him to smear the name Anton in advance of the November civic election.