HORSES pulling a carriage in Vancouver got spooked when a driver honked their horn — while being stopped due to a pipeline protest — and took off, smashing a park bench in the process. In the video you see passengers panicking and jumping off the moving cart. One of them does a painful-looking faceplant. There are a lot of people against the use of horses in this way, and here’s some more fuel for their fire.

There will be all sorts of people pointing fingers at different parties — the carriage company, the protesters, the cars — but this really just comes down to some terrible timing and an unfortunate incident. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

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