Facebook fake news message fails to dissuade hundreds from rallying against gun violence in Vancouver

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      The March For Our Lives event in Vancouver attracted a large crowd to Jack Poole Plaza today, despite an online effort to disrupt the event.

      Democrats Abroad Vancouver called on people to show up at 10 a.m. to hear a half dozen speakers opposed to gun violence. That would be followed by a march past the U.S. consulate on West Pender Street.

      However, a fake Facebook account called "Jane Dough" declared that the Vancouver march would start at noon.

      This was intended to reduce the size of the local gathering.

      Hundreds still showed up on time to express solidarity with American students, who were leading a huge march in Washington, D.C. There were similar events in 800 other communities.

      Nevertheless, Global B.C.'s Paul Johnson reported that some gun-control advocates were taken in by the ruse in Vancouver. And when they arrived at Jack Poole Plaza at noon, the demonstration had already ended.

      Below, you can see some images on social media from some of those who attended today's event.

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