VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Plan ahead if you are travelling to or from downtown Vancouver Saturday.
Protestors say they will be blocking the Georgia Viaduct and the Cambie Street Bridge starting at 11 a.m. which could lead to major traffic delays.
Extinction Rebellion is protesting old growth logging in the Fairy Creek watershed on Vancouver Island and elsewhere in the province.
B.C.’s premier announced old growth logging in the Fairy Creek watershed and central Walbran area will not take place for at least two years but protesters have remained in that area.
The group has set up demonstrations several times in the city, leading to long delays and arrests by police.
There is a large #protest blocking Broadway and Cambie in #Vancouver. There is a speaker in the centre of the crowd speaking for the Extinction Rebellion group against climate change. In particular, many signs here are in protest of old growth logging. @NEWS1130 @NEWS1130Traffic pic.twitter.com/EDkVPiDU2Y
— vanessa doban (@vanessadoban) June 12, 2021
A climate protest organized by Extinction Rebellion closed the Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver for over two hours Saturday.
Approximately 40 people blocked the intersection of Burrard Street and Cornwall Avenue, at the southern end of the Bridge. https://t.co/PbT9S5RXYi pic.twitter.com/IboEFyt9ln
— NEWS 1130 (@NEWS1130) July 25, 2021
Extinction Rebellion says demonstrators will be blocking traffic until they’re forced to move along.
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