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Olympic backers plan to counter protest at gallery - Metro US

Olympic backers plan to counter protest at gallery

The tables may be turned on anti-Olympic protesters on Friday, when anti-anti-Olympic protesters — or Games supporters — head to the Vancouver Art Gallery to counter a rally set for 3 p.m.

The pro-Olympic gathering was set up in response to one organized by the Olympic Resistance Network, where Vancouverites who don’t support the Games plan to march to B.C. Place to protest the Opening Ceremonies.

“Some people think they should voice their concern and try to embarrass Vancouver in front of all the global tourists in our wonderful city,” reads a post on the Pro-Olympic Rally’s Facebook page.

“I want us to rally and let the world know that we love the Olympics.”

In attendance will be Peter Panda, the giant bamboo-eating, booze-drinking, Playboy channel-watching mascot of local clothing company Dussault Apparel.

Look for Peter Panda’s They say protest, I say party! placard.

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