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There Are Protesters Dangling From Vancouver’s Ironworkers Memorial Bridge

ironworkers memorial bridge

Photo: Gaviin Curleey / Twitter

There has been a great deal of protesting over the Trans-Mountain Pipeline; however, protesters took to new heights this morning at the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge.

Greenpeace sent out a news release in the morning on July 3rd, stating that seven climbers would be rappelling from the bridge in protest of Kinder Morgan. 

Specifically, they are blocking the path of a tar sands oil tanker, Serene Sea; it is currently docked at Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline terminal. Now, there are twelve climbers dangling beneath the structure.

Our message to the world is that climate leaders don’t buy pipelines. Our communities will continue resisting dirty tar sands oil every step of the way. We urgently need to protect these waters because this tanker superhighway threatens the entire coast down to California. We are taking action today to defend water, health, and the climate — and we aren’t alone. Hundreds of thousands of people from around the world are standing with us. Prime Minister Trudeau, it’s time to choose on what side of history you will stand,” said Mary Lovell, a Greenpeace Canada spokesperson and climber from Seattle, Washington.

Ironworkers Memorial Bridge

The protesters are not having any impact on commuters that are travelling across the bridge; however, there are impeding the ability for the oil tanker to move below.

Update: The protestors are still dangling above the Burrard Inlet. While it is unknown how much longer they will continue to remain below the bridge, they may face charges once they come down.

At this time, they have been suspended over the water for over 24 hours in protest.


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