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Charges laid against alleged vandals of East Vancouver church

On Canada Day orange paint was thrown on the Renfrew-Collingwood church around 10:45 p.m.
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The Vancouver Police Department has laid charges against Emily Luba and Zoe Luba for the alleged vandalism of St. Jude’s Parish in East Vancouver

Charges have been approved against two women who allegedly vandalized an East Vancouver church with orange paint on Canada Day.

The Vancouver Police Department launched an investigation the same day and three months later the B.C. Prosecution Service has approved one count of mischief for $5,000 or under against Emily Luba and Zoe Luba, both 27. The case was one of 13 incidents of vandalism that occurred at religious properties in Vancouver between June 2 and July 20.

In the past, Emily and Zoe have been vocal advocates for anti-demoviction and protecting Vancouver’s homeless population. The pair have a handful of bylines The Volcano, a publication formerly known as Downtown East, a print newspaper providing news for Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.