Greta Thunberg to attend climate protest marching through downtown Vancouver today

Oct 25 2019, 5:45 pm

Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg has officially arrived in Vancouver.

On Friday morning, the 16-year-old will be taking to the Vancouver Art Gallery to join a climate rally hosted by Sustainabiliteens Vancouver and thousands of Vancouverites could be behind her.

At the time of writing, the rally’s Facebook event has nearly 2,000 attending and another 2,800 who are interested.

Due to the sheer volume of participants and a scheduled march included in the event, the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) says that “major delays” are expected in the downtown core.

Organizers say that the march, which is scheduled to take place between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm, will travel through approximately three km of Vancouver’s downtown core throughout the afternoon. During the event, organizers will “outline important next steps for climate strikers across Canada.”

An exact route for the march, however, has not been specified.

Earlier this month, a separate climate activist group called Extinction Rebellion held a “downtown snake march” which moved through the downtown core without a planned route. The same group also shut down the Burrard Street Bridge on October 7 after a 12-hour protest.

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