07/03/2015 01:16 EDT | Updated 07/03/2016 05:59 EDT

Bert Easterbrook, Cannabis Day protester, to burn Stanley Cup Riot award

A man honoured for heroism during Vancouver's Stanley Cup riot plans to protest outside of city hall on Friday against police charges at recent Cannabis Day celebrations.

Bert Easterbrook was given a certificate of merit in 2013 for stopping rioters from flipping over a truck two years earlier.

He was also one of three people charged with obstruction after they tried to stop police from arresting a man for trafficking at the annual Cannabis Day event in the city's downtown on Wednesday.

Easterbrook says he will put his framed certificate and pennant in a metal bucket and light them on fire outside city hall, a decision that Vancouver police Constable Brian Montague called unfortunate.

In 2013, Easterbrook was also charged with not filling out the 2011 census.