A number of individuals have been arrested after local weather protestors blocked a downtown Vancouver intersection with a 15-foot boat on Saturday afternoon.
Vancouver Police stated 5 individuals have been arrested after a bunch of 150 protestors occupied the intersection of Granville and Georgia Streets on Might 1, inflicting “main” visitors disruptions.
Police stated they allowed the group to “peacefully assemble and specific themselves” for a number of hours earlier than asking them to go away the realm.
Though most attendees “have been cooperative” and vacated the intersection, a number of individuals remained contained in the boat and refused to go away.
Because of this, 5 adults between the ages of twenty-two and 65 have been arrested on counts of mischief and intimidation to dam a roadway, police stated.
In a launch, Extinction Rise up’s Vancouver faction stated its members would start a five-day “Spring Rise up” by occupying the downtown intersection on Might 1.
“Dozens of arrests are anticipated within the act of civil resistance,” the discharge famous.
The group’s subsequent act of rise up will happen on Might 2. Protestors plan to occupy the Granville Avenue Bridge starting
The group’s week-long rise up will proceed on Might 2 – protestors plan to “peacefully occupy” the Granville Avenue Bridge this afternoon.