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Global Climate Strike In Vancouver Next Week Could Result In Bridge & Road Closures

Climate Strike Burrard Bridge

Photo: vermillion$baby / Flickr

Another global climate strike is happening this upcoming Monday in Vancouver, and it could create bridge and road closures.

Vancouver’s strike on Monday, October 7 is one of 60 peaceful climate change protests happening globally that day.

The climate strike is organized by U.K.-born group Extinction Rebellion and is dubbed the #BridgeOut campaign.

People around the world will block bridges to get the public’s attention. For Vancouver, that will happen on the Burrard Street Bridge.

The plan is for activists to lie down in traffic lanes and host events on the spot.

“In Vancouver, we will be peacefully occupying Burrard bridge, turning it into a hub for climate discourse, musical performances, and family-friendly festivities,” the group states.

Protesters will take over the bridge at 8:30 am Monday and stay there for the rest of the day.

“Services such as public transit, ambulances and the fire department will need to plan accordingly,” states the Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Facebook page. This inconvenience is small compared to the irreversible and catastrophic damage to the planet that scientists agree will continue into the future unless we make drastic changes.”

Anyone hoping to join the protest can participate in an information day Saturday, October 5 from 1-5 pm at the BMO Theatre Centre.

Last weeks global climate strike drew crowds of thousands that took over downtown Vancouver.

For more metro Vancouver news, stayed tuned to our News section.

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