Tens Of Thousands In 130 Canadian Communities Protest Climate Change
The extreme energy extraction of Canada was protested throughout the country this weekend
On Saturday, tens of thousands of people in over 130 communities across Canada stood together to show that there is a growing movement to stop pipelines, reckless tar sands expansion and runaway climate change.
Despite snow and blizzard conditions, people stood shoulder to shoulder in communities like Wolfville in Nova Scotia, Kanesatake in Quebec, Naujaat, Nunavut in the Arctic Circle and all the way to Sointula, British Columbia. Families, elders, First Nations, children, teenagers, and lots of dogs came together to stand in solidarity with First Nations and stand for a better future.
People put a lot of effort into their protest signs, and we wanted to make sure that they got some credit for their humour, ability to tug on the heart-strings, and use of pets.
It was difficult to choose, but without further ado, here are 17 of our favourites that show that our movement is young, old, diverse, artistic, beautiful and growing.