SURREY (NEWS 1130) — The Surrey-Guildford candidate for the BC Liberals says he’s being threatened with a view to strain him to drop out of the election, together with having a brick thrown into the entrance window of his marketing campaign workplace.
Dave Hans says his marketing campaign supervisor referred to as him Saturday morning to tell him in regards to the vandalism.
“He got here in and noticed the home windows had been smashed in with bricks,” he tells NEWS 1130.
The injury to his workplace comes on the heels of different threats being made to Hans and people near him.
“That is on high of the threats that a number of members of my marketing campaign group, and my household have been receiving from nameless textual content messages and from messaged on social media from faux accounts,” he explains.
That is Hans’ first political marketing campaign, however he isn’t naive and understands politics could be heated.
“In politics we have now debates, we’re passionate, we have now variations of opinion and I’m okay with that. When violence occurs, threats, open threats in opposition to my marketing campaign group and my relations — that’s the place I draw the road. That is unacceptable, and it’s very disturbing. I’m a younger skilled working for the primary time. They’re attempting to intimidate me, scare me. That’s what’s taking place.”
The incident Saturday morning derailed the day’s work, however Hans is undeterred.
“That is disturbing and we wasted a number of hours of the marketing campaign, however my group is up and working once more,” he says, including safety cameras will likely be put in at his marketing campaign workplace.
That is how my group and I began our day without work, mixed w/ threats despatched to volunteers & members of my household
They’ll shatter our workplace home windows, however they can not break our group’s will & dedicationAdvertisement
— Dave Hans (@DaveHans29) October 17, 2020
Surrey RCMP say they’re investigating.
“The injury was found this morning round 10:00 a.m. and It’s believed it was brought on over-night,” reads a launch.
“Surrey RCMP frontline officers are at the moment canvassing the realm, gathering statements and accumulating any obtainable video.”
Anybody with data is being requested to name (604) 599-0502.