Third Climate Strike Takes Over Downtown Vancouver (VIDEOS)

Climate Strike Friday

A third climate strike happened in Vancouver, Friday, with more than 100 protesters taking over downtown during rush hour.

This was the second event planned by U.K-based Extinction Rebellion in the past few weeks. The first took place on October 7th, at the Burrard Bridge.

“Our world is in crisis. Life itself is under threat,” states Extinction Rebellion on its website. “Yet every crisis contains the possibility of transformation. Across the world, heralded by the young, people are waking up and coming together.”

Members of the group began their “snake march,” as they called it, at 4:30 pm and made their way down West Georgia.

Following the march was a truck, donning the group’s signs. For two-thirds of the march, protestors pushed the truck.

Another great thing about our action yesterday, yes, we had a truck and for approx 2/3 of the route… it was pushed by people power! #rebelforlife #peoplegotthepower #snakemarch

Posted by Extinction Rebellion Vancouver on Saturday, October 19, 2019

Near Howe Street, protesters also staged a “die-in,” where they laid along the road.

While the last march closed Burrard Bridge all day, this strike lasted about two hours, letting traffic resume at 6:30 pm.

Solidarity and rebellion!

Posted by Extinction Rebellion Vancouver on Friday, October 18, 2019

But Extinction Rebellion Vancouver is not done yet.

The organization is hosting a few more assemblies, talking to people about what to do regarding climate change.

The Vancouver sector also started a fundraising page, to help get their message out there.

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