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Climate change protesters snuck up behind Stephen Harper at Vancouver event

DH Vancouver Staff Jan 06, 2014 10:05 am

Two protesters snuck up behind Prime Minister Stephen Harper earlier this morning during an event discussing the economic benefits of the natural resource sector.

Just before a question and answer session was about to begin, one male protester walked up behind Harper holding up a sign that read “Climate Justice Now” while another female protester joined him with a sign that read “The Conservatives take climate change seriously.” However, the sentence was crossed out.

The event is being held at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel and is organized by the Vancouver Board of Trade. According to the CBC, the pair of protesters managed to sneak past police check-lines undetected.

Commenting on the security breach, Harper jokingly said “It wouldn’t be B.C. without it.”

Featured Image: Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press


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