Scenes From Yesterday’s Global Climate Strike In Vancouver (PHOTOS)

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More than 100 activists occupied the Burrard Bridge Monday for over 12 hours as part of a global climate strike.

“We Rebelled!” said the event organizers on Facebook. “Thank you to … all who supported us yesterday. This is only the beginning!”

The October protest, organized by group Extinction Rebellion, was the second global climate strike to take place in a matter of weeks.

While September’s protest took over downtown streets, activists this time around laid down in traffic lanes along the bridge, stopping all traffic and closing the bridge for the day.

As a result, 10 people were arrested last night when police asked them to leave shortly after 9:30 pm.

They were arrested “after they refused to leave the bridge despite receiving several requests, and then warnings, from officers,” a police statement read.

Extinction Rebellion began in the U.K. last year and has been hosting events over the world. Similar events closed down bridges yesterday across Canada, including ones in Halifax, Edmonton and Toronto.

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