Canada – A group of climate activists tied up traffic last night (October 25) on the main road to Vancouver International Airport.
According to Extinction Rebellion, 18 were arrested; that differed from a tweet from Richmond RCMP, which said that 20 were arrested.
Regardless of the numbers, the tactic seems to have worked: Extinction Rebellion Vancouver spokesperson Zain Haq finally received some airtime on CBC Radio One to explain why the group has launched a 14-day campaign of peaceful civil disobedience.
A story by CBC reporter Rafferty Baker respectfully included Haq’s concerns about the climate breakdown. Baker noted Extinction Rebellion Vancouver’s demand for an end to fossil-fuel subsidies.
The group’s “October rebellion” is intended to spark a nationwide discussion about fossil-fuel subsidies.
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