Extinction Rebellion starting four-day protest walk through Vancouver and Massey Tunnel

Apr 16 2021, 10:12 am

Protesters calling for urgent action against the climate and ecological emergency will begin a four-day protest on Friday morning, starting in Vancouver.

Extinction Rebellion says that they’re undergoing a four-day journey to the provincial legislature. Participants will start the demonstration at the Burrard Landing in downtown Vancouver on Friday morning.

They will continue through Richmond and Delta, with plans to block one lane of traffic at the Massey Tunnel on Saturday morning.

“The walk will take place on public roads and will be disruptive,” says Extinction Rebellion on a Facebook post.

The group says that the walk will end at the BC Legislature on April 19, where they plan to nail a proposed “Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill” to legislature doors.

“Government after government is still operating as if there’s no future to consider,” said Quetzo Herejk, one of the protest’s participants.

“The message of my footsteps is for Horgan and Trudeau to know that many of us are paying attention to the continued erosion of Indigenous rights, our democracies, and their derision for the web of life that actually sustains us!”

The walk, according to organizers, will span nearly 75 kilometres and will end on Monday at 3 pm.

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