Vancouver Police Look The Other Way When Trans Mob Attacks Child’s Rights Activist

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on April 1, 2023

On March 31, British Columbia resident Chris Elston, knowing better online as Billboard Chris, went out to demonstrate on “Trans Day of Visibility” against what he sees as the danger of gender transition for children.

Elston is a children’s rights activist who goes all over North America to have discussions with people about gender transitioning, while wearing his iconic “children cannot consent to puberty blockers” sandwich board. Elston through thorough research and close monitoring of hospitals that offer gender-transitioning services to kids is undoubtedly one of the foremost experts on the harms transitioning drugs and surgeries have on minors. 

But on March 31, despite being in the public Grandview Park surrounded by Vancouver Police Department officers Elston was assaulted and physically harassed multiple times and had the investigating officer on the scene belittle him and pretend the physical attacks against him were partly his fault. 

The police eventually move to break up the attacks on Elston but in the background of all the videos of the assaults on Elston, you can see the investigating officer smiling – having a great time (badge number 3081).

And this is not just an unfortunate angle, when Elston, and others who came to the park with him, confronted the investigating officer and demanded to know why they refused to arrest and charge those attacking them, she made excuses and false equivocations to justify not stepping in.

Anyone who watches the footage Chris Elston and his supporters uploaded to social media can see he obviously was not “getting in peoples’ faces” and none of the assaults were part of some “mutual fight” with the violent trans activists.

The officer even made the belittling remark the first time Elston was assaulted that maybe he cut his own nose, which was bleeding from being struck in the face.

Another male officer (badge number 1932) also refused to do anything about the assaults acting as if Elston was being “confrontational” by making the simple demand that someone who physically strikes others be held accountable for their actions. This is another obvious obfuscation seeing as the police did nothing when the assault occurred but then pretended they aren’t doing anything several minutes later because Elston was “confrontational” when he asked them to do their jobs.

Because Chris Elston, unlike the investigating officer, acts like an actual professional even after being assaulted on two separate occasions in the park was still able to keep his composure and answer questions on what had happened to him while still continuing to be harassed by trans activists. 

Elston has said he plans on suing the Vancouver Police Department in order to address the extremely poor conduct of their investigating officer on the scene.

It seems increasingly common that members of certain groups, especially within the LGBT community, radical and violent behaviour at protests are allowed by the authorities when most conservative demonstrators would be hauled off for far less.


After massive public outcry over the assaults on social media the Vancouver Police Department issued a notice on Twitter stating that they will be launching an investigation into the assault. No word yet on if the VPD officers who refused to charge those who assaulted Chris Elston on scene will face any punishment.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

One response to “Vancouver Police Look The Other Way When Trans Mob Attacks Child’s Rights Activist”

  1. Arek says:

    You can see him putting his hand on her in the video first.