West 49th and Cambie is closed in all directions for Wet’suwet’en demonstration

Mar 4 2020, 3:56 pm

The intersection of Cambie and 49th remains blocked as university students in BC and in other parts of the country walked out of classes Wednesday.

Demonstrations in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and their allies resisting a Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline have been ongoing since January, including a number of road and rail blockades across the nation.

Students at UBC, SFU, and Langara are just some of the students across the country expressing their support.

Vancouver Police are asking drivers to avoid the intersection of West 49th and Cambie, as the roads are closed to traffic in all directions.

A large crowd also gathered outside the UBC’s campus hub, the Nest, to listen to speeches and express solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, while Langara students took to the roads and SFU students demonstrated in the university’s convocation mall.

Land defenders are expressing solidarity with the hereditary chiefs of several Wet’suwet’en clans that don’t want the project crossing their unceded territory and want RCMP to leave their territory.