Tirade against Burnaby RCMP over Halloween fireworks captured in viral video

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      A video of a group of men insulting and swearing at RCMP officers on Halloween night in Burnaby has gone viral—with much online criticism directed towards the verbally aggressive men.

      Today (November 5), Burnaby RCMP issued a news release that explained that the incident occurred at Imperial Street and McPherson Avenue around 12:15 a.m. on November 1.

      According to the RCMP, two officers on patrol encountered 10 males who were setting off fireworks.

      Although one of the males claimed he had a permit, he wasn't able to produce it when he was asked to show it and became verbally abusive.

      Due to the number of individuals present, the officers called for backup, who were also verbally abused upon arrival.

      In a video uploaded to social media, the men launch into a profanity-filled tirade, arguing that they are on their own property and complaining about the number of officers who have shown up.

      "It’s unfortunate that these individuals felt they could engage with police officers in this manner and I am proud of each and every responding Burnaby member," Superintendent Chuck McDonald, Operations Officer at Burnaby RCMP stated in the news release. "They were calm and professional in ensuring the issue was resolved safely and did not escalate." 

      No arrests were made.