Extinction Rebellion plans two-week ‘October Rebellion’ on the streets of Vancouver

The protest group says it will occupy major intersections, bridges and close Vancouver International Airport.

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Climate protesters are planning a series of protests in Vancouver this month that include the occupation of major intersections, bridges and the “closure” of Vancouver International Airport.

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In a written statement, environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion Canada said it wants a commitment from the provincial and federal governments to end fossil fuel subsidies before the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26). in Glasgow, which begins October 31st.

If this lawsuit is rejected, Extinction Rebellion plans to launch what it calls the October Rebellion, a two-week campaign of massive civil disobedience in Vancouver, beginning on October 16.

The protests are planned for major intersections, including Burrard and Georgia and Broadway and Commercial streets, as well as bridges such as the Burrard Street and Cambie Street bridges.

A protest is scheduled for October 25 at Vancouver International Airport.

Extinction Rebellion said the protests will not be violent, but that the protesters plan to occupy the sites “to the point of being arrested.”

The group will hold a press conference in Vancouver on Saturday.

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