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Anti-pipeline demonstrators block access to Port of Vancouver

Last Updated Feb 25, 2020 at 5:02 am PDT

FILE - A protest at Clark Drive and Hasting has shut down the intersection and blocked access to the Port of Vancouver on Feb. 24, 2020. (Kareem Gouda, NEWS 1130 photo)
Summary

Protesters have shut down the insection at Clark and Hastings

The demonstration is blocking access to the Port of Vancouver

Police are on scene, no arrests have been made

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Anti-pipeline protesters are blocking a Vancouver intersection and access to the Port of Vancouver.

The intersection of Hastings Street and Clark Drive has been shut down in all directions where dozens of people are demonstrating, with a few people holding signs reading “Reconciliation is Dead,” and “Never Surrender.”

Some protesters say they will stay through the night and into Tuesday.


There is an injunction in place at the port and police are on scene.

No arrests have been made yet, but Vancouver police say officers will be monitoring the protest.

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“Each protest is unique and dealt with individually, decisions on how the VPD deal with each situation is made by our very experienced public safety commanders taking in public safety as our main concern,” reads a release.

A spokesperson from the port says it is responsible for ensuring trade through the port despite respecting the right to peacefully protest.

“The disruptions to port operations over the past few weeks have had a significant impact on Canadians across the country, who rely on the businesses that import and export goods through the port for employment and for the products that support each of us every day.”

The VPD says there are security plans in place.

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With files from Travis Prasad, CityNews Vancouver