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Climate activists plan to disrupt Vancouver over lack of action by Government

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A group of climate activist have asked British Columbia’s government to take urgent action on the climate emergency plan of else they will block major bridges and highways in the city of Vancouver.

The ‘Extinction Rebellion’ group said that they want "commitment from the provincial and federal governments to end fossil fuel subsidies before COP 26, in Glasgow.” They have accused the government of spending billions on fossil fuel subsidies.

One of the organizers on the group, Zain Haq said, “If the elected officials in power refuse to do whatever is necessary to avoid social collapse, they are committing treason, and we will exercise our legal and moral obligation to nonviolently bring this government down.”

The group has said that they will plan their disruptions over a period of two weeks. On Saturday, Oct. 16, they will block the intersection on Burrard and Georgia Street. On Oct. 17, the group will gather in Grandview Park at noon for action on Commercial Drive. On Oct. 18, they plan to gather at Nelson Park and then block the intersection of Granville and Georgia starting at 4:30 p.m. They will block the same intersection on Oct. 19, too.

On Oct 20th, they will block Burrard bridge. On 21st, the intersection of Georgia and Cambie, Cambie Street Bridge on Oct 22nd. In the following days, they plan to have disruptions at University of British Columbia and Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

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